- 1A game played on a lawn, in which wooden balls are driven through a series of square-topped hoops by means of mallets: [as modifier]: a croquet lawnMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 [count noun] An act of croqueting a ball.More example sentences
- A rover has the right of the roquet and consequent croquet on every ball once during each turn of play.
- A player may take a croquet under certain circumstances when one ball hits another.
verb (croquets /ˈkrəʊkeɪz/, croqueting /-keɪɪŋ/, croqueted /-keɪd/)[with object] Back to top
- Drive away (an opponent’s ball) by holding one’s own ball against it and striking this with the mallet. A player is entitled to do this after their ball has struck an opponent’s.More example sentences
- Oh good, she said, and wiped the lawn with me, roqueting and croqueting my balls to oblivion.
mid 19th century: perhaps a dialect form of French crochet 'hook'.
More definitions of croquetDefinition of croquet in:
- The US English dictionary