cro·​quet | \ krō-ˈkā How to pronounce croquet (audio) \

Definition of croquet

1 : a game in which players using mallets drive wooden balls through a series of wickets set out on a lawn
2 : the act of driving away an opponent's croquet ball by striking one's own ball placed against it

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croquet transitive verb

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Outside, a pool beckoned along with tennis and bocce ball courts, two koi ponds and a croquet lawn. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Hailing a ride to the California ballot," 30 Aug. 2019 Rather than an innocuous round of croquet or Old Maid, Grace draws hide-and-seek—and the cheerful mood at the manse suddenly turns deadly serious. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Ready or Not Puts a Comic Twist on a Deadly Game of Hide-and-Seek," 22 Aug. 2019 Guests can bowl or play croquet, fish or go skeet shooting, ride horses or learn falconry. Ken Ward Jr., ProPublica, "Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest," 15 Aug. 2019 The rest should go to support intramural sports and those teams, like croquet and curling, that will never make a dime. William L. Rukeyser, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Here’s how NCAA college sports could be deregulated," 4 Aug. 2019 Yet neither upheaval nor Egypt’s hot desert climate deters local croquet players. The Economist, "How Egypt conquered croquet," 25 July 2019 From cycling to croquet, there's room in Central Park for every form of recreation, and plenty of space as well for public events ... both great and small. CBS News, "Almanac: New York City's Central Park," 21 July 2019 Most visitors will relate to the reasonable size of the yards, but there still is space to play croquet and practice on a four-hole putting green., "2019 Street of Dreams invites you to dream big in Wilsonville," 27 July 2019 Kids young and old can join in the variety of games including hopscotch, croquet and kid’s fishing. Gabrielle Copeland Schoeffield,, "West Carroll: Taneytown History Museum to celebrate 15th birthday, display toy soldier flag," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of croquet

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for croquet

probably ultimately from obsolete French, sharp blow, from croquer

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The first known use of croquet was in 1855

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English Language Learners Definition of croquet

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


cro·​quet | \ krō-ˈkā How to pronounce croquet (audio) \

Kids Definition of croquet

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

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