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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old North French
Origin: wiket

wicket

noun
     
Related topics: Cricket
wick‧et [countable]
DSC one of two sets of three wooden sticks that are stuck in the ground in a game of cricket, which the bowler tries to hit with the ball [↪ stump, bail]

➔ be on a sticky wicket

at sticky

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