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Definition of Cricket
CricketCricket Crick"et, n. [AS. cricc, crycc, crooked staff, crutch.
Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool prob. having been first
used as a wicket. See Crutch.]
1. A low stool.
2. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America,
with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged
in two contesting parties or sides.
3. (Arch.) A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of
a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle,
such as a chimney.
Cricket Crick"et, v. i.
To play at cricket. --Tennyson.
CricketCricket Crick"et (kr?k"?t), n. [OE. criket, OF. crequet,
criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D.
kriek a cricket. See Creak.] (Zo["o]l.)
An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied
genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing
together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.
Note: The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus;
the common large black crickets of America are G.
niger, G. neglectus, and others.
Balm cricket. See under Balm.
Cricket bird, a small European bird (Silvia locustella);
-- called also grasshopper warbler.
Cricket frog, a small American tree frog (Acris gryllus);
-- so called from its chirping.
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