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wicket

1. a small sluicegate, esp one in a canal lock gate or by a water wheel
2. US a croquet hoop
3. 
a. Cricket either of two constructions, placed 22 yards apart, consisting of three pointed stumps stuck parallel in the ground with two wooden bails resting on top, at which the batsman stands
b. the strip of ground between these
c. a batsman's turn at batting or the period during which two batsmen bat
d. the act or instance of a batsman being got out
4. keep wicket to act as a wicketkeeper

wicket

A small door or gate, esp. one forming part of a larger one.
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Jo was through the last wicket and had missed the stroke, which failure ruffled her a good deal.
It was a sight to see the professionals bowling like demons for the hard cash, for whenever a stump was hit a pound was tossed to the bowler and another balanced in its stead, while one man took #3 with a ball that spreadeagled the wicket.
Luffey retired a few paces behind the wicket of the passive Podder, and applied the ball to his right eye for several seconds.
In two bounds he was at the Louvre; as he entered the wicket of L'Echelle, ten o'clock struck.
Now, I am seldom out on a really grassy wicket for such a meagre score, and as David and I changed places without a word, there was a cheery look on his face that I found very galling.
Then the Keeper of the Wicket passed through and she followed, after which the door swung shut and locked itself with a sharp click.
Madam," said Saint Peter, rising and approaching the wicket, "whence do you come?
Cuff, and down came the wicket again on the child's hand.
He has walked to and fro, full half an hour by the Cathedral chimes, and it has closed in dark, before he becomes quite aware of a woman crouching on the ground near a wicket gate in a corner.
I shall get outed quite soon enough, Bunny, but I'd rather be dropped by the hangman than throw my own wicket away.
Bumble, the beadle, striving to undo the wicket of the garden-gate.
Mr Inspector had not moved, and had given no order; but, the satellite slipped his back against the wicket, and laid his left arm along the top of it, and with his right hand turned the bull's-eye he had taken from his chief--in quite a casual manner--towards the stranger.