- an outdoor game in which the players use mallets to drive a wooden ball through a series of hoops placed in the ground
- the act of croqueting
Origin of croquetFr, dialect, dialectal form of crochet: see crotchet
intransitive verb-·queted′ , -·quet′ing
- An outdoor game in which the players drive traditionally 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.
transitive verbcro·queted, cro·quet·ing, cro·quets,
Origin of croquetFrench dialectal hockey stick from Old North French shepherd's crook ; see crocket.
(countable and uncountable, plural croquets)
- (uncountable, games) A game played on a lawn, in which players use mallets to drive balls through hoops (wickets).
- (countable, games) A shot 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.
- (countable) A croquette.
(third-person singular simple present croquets, present participle croqueting, simple past and past participle croqueted)
- (games) 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.
From Middle French or Old Northern French