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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A game in which the players use mallets to drive a wooden ball through hoops in the ground.

Usage examples (34)
  • We set up the croquet game on our back lawn.
  • But Catalano, who came wearing earrings with balls the colors used in croquet, was not ready to give up the traditional game.
  • The forenoon we spent in the garden, pretending to play games that come out of boxes, such as croquet and clock golf.
  • Gardening, croquet, and tennis are very desirable. for more
Tutoring comment
  • After the "croquet" (a game played on a lawn with mallets, balls, and wickets) game, they served me a salmon "croquette" (food made from chopped fish or meat that has been formed in a mound an deep-fried) for lunch.
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