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
Recent Examples of croquet from the Web
In Brockport, N.Y., the historic 1850s Morgan-Manning House offered old-time amusements: croquet, tug-of-war, badminton and ring toss.
One striking feature here: hundreds of stained croquet balls that form the roof’s dentil ornamentation.
Alice In Wonderland Croquet WILLIMANTIC — Alice in Wonderland Croquet will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at 627 Main St. Come play croquet in Wonderland with Alice, the Queen of hearts and other enchanting characters.
In Wonderland Croquet WILLIMANTIC — Alice in Wonderland Croquet will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at 627 Main St. Come play croquet in Wonderland with Alice, the Queen of hearts and other enchanting characters.
Her father owned a textile mill, and Carrington and her three brothers were raised at Crookhey Hall, a turreted mansion with its own croquet lawn and ornamental lake.
For lunch and dinner, escargots, pate, Prince Edward Island mussels, foie gras, two quiche varieties, Kobe beef burgers and sandwiches like croquet monsieur.
There are also four pickleball courts and a large lawn for croquet, with all of the activities part of a sports center that also has a pool, fitness areas, tennis pro shop and casual café.
But the only Easter Egg to take full advantage of the living piece of 80s nostalgia hanging around the joint is this quick shot of a croquet set.
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Origin and Etymology of croquet
probably ultimately from obsolete French, sharp blow, from croquer
First Known Use: 1855See Words from the same year
CROQUET Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of croquet for Students
: a game in which players hit wooden balls with mallets through a series of wickets set out on a lawn
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