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A wicket gate is a personnel door or gate, particularly one built into a larger door or into a wall or fence.
Wicket gates provide access without the need to open a larger door, or they provide other convenient secondary access, for example to the rear of a walled park or garden. The cricket term "wicket" comes from this usage.
"The Wicket Gate" is an important feature in John Bunyan's 17th century novel The Pilgrim's Progress. As the first stage of the journey of Christian to the Celestial City, it is the entrance to the King's Highway.
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