cricket

I.
/ˈkrɪkət / (say 'krikuht)

noun
any of the orthopterous insects comprising the family Gryllidae, characterised by their long antennae, ability to leap, and the ability of the males to produce shrill sounds by friction of their leathery forewings.
{Middle English criket, from Old French criquet; imitative}
II.
/ˈkrɪkət / (say 'krikuht)

noun
1. an outdoor game played with ball, bats, and wickets, by two sides of eleven players each.
phrase
2. not cricket, Colloquial not in accordance with an accepted standard; not fair.
{origin unknown; ? from cricket (stool) a footstool, the bails being originally such a stool or something resembling it; supported by the existence of stool-ball a traditional English game resembling cricket}
cricketer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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