croquet

noun
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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Other Words from croquet

croquet transitive verb

Examples of croquet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be even more classically British, invest in a croquet set—the iconic picnic game has been popular in the UK since at least the 1800s. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Do People Picnic Around the Globe?," 23 Sep. 2020 The landscaped grounds of the Manzanita Schoolhouse have a lake view and plenty of lawn to space out safely and play croquet, badminton, bocce ball. oregonlive, "Escape to the middle of nowhere: Stay in a serene Oregon vacation home surrounded by nature," 28 Aug. 2020 The landscaped grounds of the Manzanita Schoolhouse have a lake view and plenty of lawn to space out safely and play croquet, badminton, bocce ball. oregonlive, "Escape to the middle of nowhere: Stay in a serene Oregon vacation home surrounded by nature," 28 Aug. 2020 The landscaped grounds of the Manzanita Schoolhouse have a lake view and plenty of lawn to space out safely and play croquet, badminton, bocce ball. oregonlive, "Escape to the middle of nowhere: Stay in a serene Oregon vacation home surrounded by nature," 28 Aug. 2020 The landscaped grounds of the Manzanita Schoolhouse have a lake view and plenty of lawn to space out safely and play croquet, badminton, bocce ball. oregonlive, "Travel deals benefit road trippers: Check out Oregon’s unique vacation getaways," 21 Aug. 2020 Aside from enjoying the soothing waters, patrons could play tennis and croquet or go horseback riding. Madison Iszler, ExpressNews.com, "Plans call for spa near Hot Wells county park," 19 Aug. 2020 The building served decades ago as a comfort station for a series of courts where residents played roque, an American version of croquet, Strean said. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Museum of Art’s new park along Doan Brook is a magnificent gift to city during coronavirus pandemic," 16 Aug. 2020 The landscaped grounds of the Manzanita Schoolhouse have a lake view and plenty of lawn to space out safely and play croquet, badminton, bocce ball. oregonlive, "Work from someone else’s Oregon home: Book an office getaway," 7 Aug. 2020

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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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30 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Croquet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croquet. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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croquet

noun
How to pronounce croquet (audio)

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 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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