1A game played on a lawn, in which colored wooden balls are driven through a series of wickets by means of mallets: [as modifier]: a croquet lawn
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- With more leisure time available, lawn sports became fashionable, and games like croquet and lawn tennis cemented the value of a thick, well-groomed lawn as a base for family activities.
- I played my first game of croquet on the lawn in his beautiful garden.
- In true Victorian style, you can play croquet on the lawn or chess, cards and board games in the games room.
verb (croquets, croqueting /-ˈkāiNG/, croqueted /-ˈkād/)[with object] Back to top
mid 19th century: perhaps a dialect form of French crochet 'hook'.