conker

play
noun conk·er \ˈkäŋ-kər\

Definition of conker

  1. 1 :  a horse chestnut especially when used in conkers

  2. 2 plural :  a game in which each player swings a horse chestnut on a string to try to break one held by the opponent

Origin and Etymology of conker

conch + 2-er, from the original use of a snail shell on a string in the game


First Known Use: circa 1886


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up conker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!