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roquet

Line breaks: ro¦quet
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊkeɪ
 
, -ki/
Croquet

Definition of roquet in English:

verb (roquets, roqueting, roqueted)

[with object]
Strike (another ball) with one’s own: once you roquet a ball you can hit it where you please
More example sentences
  • Oh good, she said, and wiped the lawn with me, roqueting and croqueting my balls to oblivion.
  • The game is generally played fifty-up; one point being counted for a simple roquet, two for making or passing through the ring, and three for roqueting and making the ring at the same stroke.

noun

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An act of roqueting: Brand hit a beautiful cross-court roquet to red
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  • The game is generally played fifty-up; one point being counted for a simple roquet, two for making or passing through the ring, and three for roqueting and making the ring at the same stroke.

Origin

mid 19th century: apparently an arbitrary alteration of the verb croquet, originally used in the same sense.

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