Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cricket, the player belonging to the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop such balls as pass it. See, diagram under cricket.

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  • n. stands behind the wicket to catch balls

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Examples

  • Andres Leighton/Associated Press India's Yusuf Pathan, right, hit a shot as West Indies wicket-keeper Andre Fletcher looked on during the T20 cricket match in Port of Spain, Trinidad, June 4, 2011.

    India in West Indies

  • Left, Vettori, prepared to sweep as KKR wicket-keeper Brad Haddin looked on, Thursday.

    Champions League Twenty20

  • Philip Brown/Reuters Left, England's in-form wicket-keeper batsman Matt Prior, who ended the day on 64 not out, hit a shot at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England, Sunday.

    India-England Test Series

  • Emmanuel Dunand/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images India's wicket-keeper and opening batsman Parthiv Patel played a shot during his innings of 56, June 8.

    India in West Indies

  • Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Virender Sehwag's eagerly anticipated return from injury was a disappointment after the Indian opener was out first ball, or a golden duck, when he edged a Stuart Broad delivery to England wicket-keeper Matt Prior, at Edgbaston, England, Wednesday.

    India-England Test Series

  • Left, Yuvraj played a shot as Irish wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien looked on.

    Yuvraj Singh Saves the Day

  • Left, Dhoni played a shot as West Indies wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh looked on during the second day of the Test in Kolkata, Tuesday.

    India Vs. West Indies

  • Andres Leighton/Associated Press West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan, who scored 56 runs, played a shot as Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel looked on, June 6.

    India in West Indies

  • Then followed (2) Henry, known as Uncle Harry (1865 – 1906), the wicket-keeper of the family, who cultivated sugar in Queensland, apparently bought an island, and was rumored to have been murdered by New Caledonian savages.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Getty Images Ryan ten Doeschate edged the ball towards the boundary as Ireland's wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien looked on.

    Ireland vs. the Netherlands

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