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Meaning of CROQUET

Pronunciation:  krow'key

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
  2. [v]  play croquet
  3. [v]  drive away by hitting with one's ball, of an opponent's ball

CROQUET is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: hit, outdoor game, play



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cro*quet"\ (kr?-k?"), n. [From French; cf. Walloon
    croque blow, fillip. F. croquet a crisp biscuit, croquer to
    crunch, fr. croc a crackling sound, of imitative origin.
    Croquet then properly meant a smart tap on the ball.]
    1. An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to
       drive wooden balls, by means of mallets, through a series
       of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some
    2. The act of croqueting.
  2. \Cro*quet"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Croqueted} (-k?d); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Croqueting} (-k?"?ng).]
    In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent's ball,
    after putting one's own in contact with it, by striking one's
    own ball with the mallet.