Croqueted
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. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Spooning (croquet) — In croquet, spooning may refer to two ways of setting the ball into motion.PushingIn one sense, it is an simply pushing the ball with the mallet instead of tapping. It is recognized by making no noise. This is an unfair but good technique, upon… …   Wikipedia

  • passroll — noun A shot in the game of croquet which consists of moving both the striker ball and the croqueted ball together at about the same distance and possibly having the striker ball move farther than the croqueted ball with the stroke …   Wiktionary

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croqueting — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croquet — /kroh kay /; Brit. /kroh kay, kee/, n., v., croqueted / kayd /; Brit. / kayd, keed/, croqueting / kay ing/; Brit. / kay ing, kee ing/. n. 1. a game played by knocking wooden balls through metal wickets with mallets. 2. (in croquet) the act of… …   Universalium

  • croquet — [ krəʊkeɪ, ki] noun a game played on a lawn, in which wooden balls are driven through a series of square topped hoops by means of mallets. ↘an act of croqueting a ball. verb (croquets krəʊkeɪz, croqueting keɪɪŋ, croqueted keɪd) drive away (an… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cannon — /ˈkænən / (say kanuhn) noun (plural cannons, cannon) 1. a large ancient gun for firing heavy projectiles, usually mounted on a carriage. 2. a powerful automatic gun for firing explosive shells. 3. Colloquial a revolver. 4. Machinery a hollow… …   Australian English dictionary

  • croquet — /ˈkroʊkeɪ / (say krohkay), / ki/ (say kee) noun 1. an outdoor game played by knocking wooden balls through a series of iron arches by means of mallets. 2. (in this game) the act of driving away an opponent s ball by striking one s own when the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • croquet — ► NOUN 1) a game played on a lawn, in which wooden balls are driven through a series of hoops with a mallet. 2) an act of croqueting a ball. ► VERB (croqueted, croqueting) ▪ knock away (an opponent s ball) by holding one s own ball against it and …   English terms dictionary

  • croquet — [krō kā′] n. [Fr, dial. form of crochet: see CROTCHET] 1. an outdoor game in which the players use mallets to drive a wooden ball through a series of hoops placed in the ground 2. the act of croqueting vt., vi. croqueted [krōkād′] croqueting in… …   English World dictionary

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