1. [syn: wicket, wicket door, wicket gate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wicket \Wick"et\, n. [OE. wiket, OF. wiket, guichet, F. quichet;
probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v?k a small creek,
inlet, bay, vik a corner.]
1. A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or
placed near, a larger door or gate; a narrow opening or
entrance cut in or beside a door or gate, or the door
which is used to close such entrance or aperture. Piers
Plowman. "Heaven's wicket." --Milton.
And so went to the high street, . . . and came to
the great tower, but the gate and wicket was fast
closed. --Ld. Berners.
The wicket, often opened, knew the key. --Dryden.
2. A small gate by which the chamber of canal locks is
emptied, or by which the amount of water passing to a
water wheel is regulated.
(a) A small framework at which the ball is bowled. It
consists of three rods, or stumps, set vertically in
the ground, with one or two short rods, called bails,
lying horizontally across the top.
(b) The ground on which the wickets are set.
4. A place of shelter made of the boughs of trees, -- used by
lumbermen, etc. [Local, U. S.] --Bartlett.
5. (Mining) The space between the pillars, in postand-stall
Wicket door, Wicket gate, a small door or gate; a wicket.
See def. 1, above. --Bunyan.
Wicket keeper (Cricket), the player who stands behind the
wicket to catch the balls and endeavor to put the batsman
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger
door) [syn: wicket, wicket door, wicket gate]