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wicketkeeper

[wik-it-kee-per] /ˈwɪk ɪtˌki pər/
noun, Cricket.
1.
the player on the fielding side who stands immediately behind the wicket to stop balls that pass it.
Origin of wicketkeeper
1740-1750
1740-50; wicket + keeper
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wicketkeeper

/ˈwɪkɪtˌkiːpə/
noun
1.
(cricket) the player on the fielding side positioned directly behind the wicket
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