Definition of wicket
What does the word wicket mean?
part of speech: noun
Small door or gate, esp. one beside or in the compass of a larger one for use when the latter is not open (also w.-door, -gate); turnstile entrance; aperture in door or wall usu. closed with sliding panel; door closing only lower half of doorway; (Cricket) one set of three stumps& two bails (keep w., be w.-keeper or fieldsman stationed close behind batsman\'s w.; keep one\'s w. up, succeed in not being put out), also the ww. as defended by one batsman (5 ww. down, five men out; match won by 2 ww., with three of winning side still not out), also good &c. state of the pitch (play began on a perfect w.). [Middle English]