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Definition of cricket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a small, brown, jumping insect that makes a loud high sound by rubbing its wings together the chirping of crickets
  2. 2[uncountable] a game played on grass by two teams of 11 players. Players score points (calledruns) by hitting the ball with a wooden bat and running between two sets of vertical wooden sticks, calledstump a cricket match/team/club/ball
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cricket