Definition of coconut shy in English:

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coconut shy

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

British
A fairground sideshow where balls are thrown at coconuts in an attempt to knock them off stands.
Example sentences
  • There were plenty of games, many of which had been made by the children themselves including a coconut shy, ball games and a tombola.
  • It's like being in a coconut shy and having things thrown at you - being battered and buffeted.
  • The reverend from the church brought a bouncy castle and there were side shows, a coconut shy and indoor dancing throughout the afternoon.

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