wicketkeeper

wicketkeeper

[wik-it-kee-per]
noun Cricket.
the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it.

Origin:
1740–50; wicket + keeper

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wicketkeeper (ˈwɪkɪtˌkiːpə)
 
n
cricket the player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket

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