croquet
noun Etymology: probably ultimately from obsolete French, sharp blow, from croquer Date: 1855 1. a game in which players using mallets drive wooden balls through a series of wickets set out on a lawn 2. the act of driving away an opponent's croquet ball by striking one's own ball placed against it • croquet transitive verb

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  • croquet — 1. (kro kè ; le t ne se lie pas dans le parler ordinaire ; au pluriel, l s se lie : des kro kè z appétissants ; croquets rime avec traits, succès, paix) s. m. 1°   Sorte de biscuit fort dur, garni d amandes. •   Depuis ce temps là, toute la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Croquet — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Winslow Homer: Croquet, 1864 El Croquet es un juego que puede ser un pasatiempo o un deporte de competición, que consiste en golpear bolas de madera o plástico con un mazo, a través de aros enterrados en el campo de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • croquet — (plural croquets) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Juego que consiste en hacer pasar, con un mazo, una bola por una serie de arcos, siguiendo un recorrido: jugar al croquet, partida de croquet …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 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 — 1858, from Northern French dialect croquet hockey stick, from O.N.Fr. shepherd s crook, from O.Fr. croc (12c.), from O.N. krokr hook (see CROOK (Cf. crook)). Game originated in Brittany, popularized in Ireland c.1830, England c.1850, where it was …   Etymology 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 — Croquet, s. Krocket …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Croquet — Croquet, Spiel, s. Krocket …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • croquet — CROQUET. subs. m. Sorte de pain d épice mince et sec …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • croquet — Croquet. Sorte de pain d espices mince & sec …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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