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croquet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croquet  \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 
  pattern. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  croqueting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croquet  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  croquet 
  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 
  v  1:  drive  away  by  hitting  with  one's  ball,  of  an  opponent's  ball 
  2:  play  croquet 




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