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. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • 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

  • croquet — n. & v. n. 1 a game played on a lawn, with wooden balls which are driven through a series of hoops with mallets. 2 the act of croqueting a ball. v.tr. (croqueted; croqueting) drive away (one s opponent s ball in croquet) by placing one s own… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. An open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   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

  • flinch — flinch1 flincher, n. flinchingly, adv. /flinch/, v.i. 1. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant. 2. to shrink under pain; wince. 3. Croquet. to let the foot slip from the ball in the act of croqueting. v.t …   Universalium

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”