croquet

noun
cro·quet | \krō-ˈkā \

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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And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later, the St. Louis Arch emerges with a new name and a skeptical view of western expansion," 26 June 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later, the St. Louis Arch emerges with a new name and a skeptical view of western expansion," 26 June 2018 The itinerary includes indoor croquet, foosball, an art scavenger hunt, 1980s music and more. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shatner, Patsy Cline, robots and more things to do in Milwaukee this weekend," 22 Mar. 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Though 19th-century creators of croquet shoes would never have predicted today’s sneaker-style fanaticism, Smith believes that sneakers have carried a certain mystique beyond their utilitarian purpose since their invention. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakers," 18 May 2018 Rental equipment includes croquet, badminton, wiffleball, lawn games, horseshoes, frisbee, sports balls, throw down bases and a volleyball/badminton net. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 2 July 2018 Both bakeries share the same menu of breakfast pastries, desserts, artisan breads, cookies, sandwiches (a croquet monsieur is offered, naturally), salads and soup, but only the Arden store features afternoon tea. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "'Estelle 2.0' culminates lifelong dream for Sacramento baker," 30 June 2018 The video screen displayed a riot of bright, vibrant color in the cemetery, as well as in the scenes of croquet in the park — and a library of amplified sound effects during scene changes mostly added to the hilarity. Richard S. Ginell, latimes.com, "L.A. Opera's 'Scare Pair' at the Broad Stage," 25 June 2018

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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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croquet

noun

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

croquet

noun
cro·quet | \krō-ˈkā \

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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