croquet

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noun cro·quet \krō-ˈkā\

Definition of croquet

  1. 1 :  a game in which players using mallets drive wooden balls through a series of wickets set out on a lawn

  2. 2 :  the act of driving away an opponent's croquet ball by striking one's own ball placed against it

croquet

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of croquet

probably ultimately from obsolete French, sharp blow, from croquer


First Known Use: 1855


CROQUET Defined for English Language Learners

croquet

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noun cro·quet \krō-ˈkā\

Definition of croquet for English Language Learners

  • : a game in which players use wooden mallets to hit balls through a series of curved wires that are stuck into the ground


CROQUET Defined for Kids

croquet

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noun cro·quet \krō-ˈkā\

Definition of croquet for Students

  1. :  a game in which players hit wooden balls with mallets through a series of wickets set out on a lawn


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