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Topic: CRICKET

Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: criquet 'stick at which a ball is thrown'
Sense: 2
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: criquet, from the sound it makes.

cricket

noun
     
crick‧et S3 W3
1 [uncountable] a game between two teams of 11 players in which players try to get points by hitting a ball and running between two sets of three sticks
2 [countable]HBI a small brown insect that can jump, and that makes a rough sound by rubbing its wings together
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