wicket of the churchyard

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Gabriel Aparta

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Español - Venezuela
Hello everybody, please, from David Copperfield by Dickens:

Looking back as I turned into the front garden, I saw Mr. Murdstone leaning against the wicket of the churchyard, and Mr. Quinion talking to him.

What does wicket mean in this context please?

  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    I assume it means a small gate at the entrance of the churchyard, Gabriel. "Wicket" isn't a word I've ever had any need to use, so I looked up the most likely definition for that word in the WR dictionary.
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