Definition of bilboquet
: a device having a cup or spike at the top of a stick to which is attached a ball on a string; also : the game of maneuvering the device so as to catch the ball in the cup or on the spike — compare cup and ball
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Origin and Etymology of bilboquet
French, from Middle French billeboquet, from bille ball (of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German bickel die, ankle) + bouquer to thrust, from bouc male goat, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish bocc male goat — more at buck
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