Croquet

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Croquet \Cro*quet"\ (kr?-k?"), noun [From French; cf. Walloon croque blow, fillip. F. croquet a crisp biscuit, croquer to crunch, fr. croc a crackling sound, of imitative origin. Croquet then properly meant a smart tap on the ball.]

1. An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to drive wooden balls, by means of mallets, through a series of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some pattern.

2. The act of croqueting.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Croquet \Cro*quet"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Croqueted} (-k?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Croqueting} (-k?"?ng).] In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent's ball, after putting one's own in contact with it, by striking one's own ball with the mallet.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

croquet

noun

1: a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg

verb

1: drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"

2: play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops

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