Cricket

Definition of Cricket

Crick´et   Pronunciation: kr?k´?t
n.1.(Zool.) 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.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To play at cricket.

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