- 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
- 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.
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