- wicket:  A wicket was originally a ‘small gate’, and etymologically the word appears to denote something that ‘turns’ – presumably on a hinge in opening and closing. It was borrowed from Old Northern French wiket, which in turn came from a Germanic source represented also by modern Swedish vika ‘fold, turn’. The set of stumps originally used for cricket resembled a gate – indeed the game’s first batsmen may have defended an actual gate in a sheep pen – and so it came to be known as a wicket. This was in the 18th century; the extension of the term to the ‘pitch’ dates from the mid 19th century.
- wicket (n.)
- early 13c., "small door or gate," especially one forming part of a larger one, from Anglo-French wiket, Old North French wiket (Old French guichet, Norman viquet) "small door, wicket, wicket gate," probably from Proto-Germanic *wik- (cognates: Old Norse vik "nook," Old English wican "to give way, yield"), from PIE root *weik- (4) "to bend, wind" (see weak). The notion is of "something that turns." Cricket sense of "set of three sticks defended by the batsman" is recorded from 1733; hence many figurative phrases in British English.
- 1. The fielders crouch around the batsman's wicket.
- 2. Defending his wicket watchfully, the last man is playing out time.
- 最后一名球员小心地守着他的三柱门, 直到比赛结束.
- 3. Buy your tickets at this wicket.
- 4. The wicket opened on a stone staircase, leading upward.
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- 5. 'The ghosts that vanished when the wicket closed.
- “ 小门关掉之后便消失的幽灵群.
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