croquet

play
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

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Origin and Etymology of croquet

probably ultimately from obsolete French, sharp blow, from croquer


CROQUET Defined for English Language Learners

croquet

play
noun

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

play
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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