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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Book Now Tea is served overlooking the garden and croquet lawn at this Belgravia hotel. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The 8 Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea," 3 Jan. 2019 Nestled among Cypress trees and Monterey pines, the place gives off major '60s vibes thanks to its retro refit, complete with shuffleboard and croquet courts, swimming pools, and fire pits for roasting s'mores. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in California's Secret Wine Country," 8 Jan. 2019 Tommy Hilfiger's London popup shop, featured on Bright Bazaar, is chock-full of shore-worthy summer colors on everything from clothes to croquet sets to a playful collection of wooden ducks. Leah Konen, ELLE Decor, "What We're Reading: May 25, 2011," 25 May 2011 From Harris’s croquet-playing cameo to our statuesque portrait of Claire Foy’s queen, here’s a look back at their Vogue appearances. Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, "The 2018 Emmy Nominees in Vogue," 14 Sep. 2018 The Club Lounge has its own infinity pool, and other activities abound—croquet, paddle ball, tennis, and yoga, among others. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 Lobster rolls, beach croquet, a little karaoke in Kennebunkport, and the very non-citygal experience of drifting asleep to the sound of the ocean—what could be better? Katheryn Erickson, Town & Country, "Net-a-Porter Teams Up with Beautified," 2 July 2014 Winding paths connect rooms to pools, tennis courts, and a croquet lawn. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 And why an arch, which suggests the pioneers somehow passed through a giant croquet wicket? Philip Kennicott,, "50 years later, the St. Louis Arch emerges with a new name and a skeptical view of western expansion," 26 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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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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