Share this entry

Share this page

oche

Line breaks: oche
Pronunciation: /ˈɒki
 
/
(also hockey)

Definition of oche in English:

noun

British
The line behind which darts players stand when throwing.
Example sentences
  • After a night and day spent at the oche, the darts players were joined by their families on Saturday for a family fun day.
  • For the world-class player can still be seen stepping up to the oche in his local darts league in Marple.
  • Premier League leaders Cheshire will be the visitors as Lancashire's top darts players step up to the oche this weekend.

Origin

1930s: perhaps related to Old French ocher 'cut a deep notch in'.

Words that rhyme with oche

choccy, cocky, flocky, gnocchi, hockey, jockey, pocky, rocky, schlocky, stocky

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing