croquet

Definitions:

  • An outdoor game in which the players drive wooden balls through a series of wickets using long-handled mallets.
  • The act of driving away an opponent's croquet ball by hitting one's own ball when the two are in contact.
  • To drive away (an opponent's croquet ball) by hitting one's own ball when the two are in contact.
  • In the game of croquet, to drive off by a croquet, as an adversary's ball. See <internalXref urlencoded="croquet">croquet</internalXref>, n., 2.
  • A game played on a lawn or a prepared piece of ground, with mallets, balls, pegs or posts, and a number of iron hoops or arches arranged in a certain order.
  • In the game of croquet, the act of a player, upon hitting a second ball with his own, of driving that one away by a stroke on his own, which he holds firmly with his foot, after he has placed the two in contact.
  • An open-air game in which two or more players endeavor to drive wooden balls, by means of mallets, through a series of hoops or arches set in the ground according to some pattern.
  • The act of croqueting.
  • In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent's ball, after putting one's own in contact with it, by striking one's own ball with the mallet.
  • A <xref>game</xref> played on a <xref>lawn</xref>, in which players use <xref>mallets</xref> to drive <xref>balls</xref> through <xref>hoops</xref> (<xref>wickets</xref>).
  • A <xref>shot</xref> in this game in which the striker's ball and another ball are moved by hitting the striker's ball when they have been placed in contact following a roquet.
  • A <xref>croquette</xref>.
  • To play a shot in the game of croquet in which the striker's ball and another ball are moved by hitting the striker's ball when they have been placed in contact following a roquet.
  • drive away by hitting with one's ball,
  • play a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops
  • a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
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