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  • An insect in the order orthoptera that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
  • A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.

  • cricket (sport)

  • cricket (sport)

  • cricket (sport)

- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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.] (Zoöl.) 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.

&fist; 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.

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.

Crick"et, v. i. To play at cricket. Tennyson.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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