Croquet

Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops (often called `wickets` in the United States) embedded in a grass playing court. ==History== The oldest document to bear the word croquet with a description of the modern game is the set of rules registered by Isaac Spratt in November 1856 with the Stati.....
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Croquet

• (n.) 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. • (n.) The act of croqueting. • (v. t.) In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent`s ball, after putting one`s own in contact with it, by str...
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croquet

noun 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
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Croquet

Cro·quet' noun [ From French; confer Walloon croque blow, fillip. French croquet a crisp biscuit, croquer to crunch, from 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 m...
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Croquet

Cro·quet' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Croqueted (-k?d); present participle & verbal noun 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 stri...
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croquet

a game in which players hit a ball through a series of hoops
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croquet

a game in which players hit a ball through a series of hoops
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croquet

a game in which players hit a ball through a series of hoops
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croquet

croquet (krōkā') , lawn game in which the players hit wooden balls with wooden mallets through a series of 9 or 10 wire arches, or wickets. The first player to hit the posts placed at each end of the field wins. The game developed in France in the 17th cent. Though the American publi...
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Croquet

Croquet is an open-air lawn game which was introduced into England around 1850. Croquet is played with balls, mallets, hoops, and pegs on a level area, which should be at least 30 yards long by 20 yards wide. The iron hoops (shaped like the letter U) are fixed with their two ends in the ground, arranged in a somewhat zigzag manner over the ground; ...
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croquet

Outdoor game played with mallets and balls on a level hooped lawn measuring 27 m/90 ft by 18 m/60 ft. Played in France in the 16th and 17th centuries, it gained popularity in the USA and England in the 1850s. Two or more players can play, and the object is to drive the balls though the hoops (wickets) in rotation. A player's ball may be...
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croquet

popular outdoor game, played on a lawn or court, with long-handled mallets with which the players hit balls through a series of wickets, or hoops.
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croquet

[n] - a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops 2. [v] - drive away by hitting with one`s ball, of an opponent`s ball 3. [v] - play croquet
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