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 n. 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.
Note: ☞ The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus; the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus niger, Gryllus 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, v. i. To play at cricket.
n 1: leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the
2: a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11
players; teams take turns trying to score runs
v : play cricket