croquet 1858, from Northern French dialect croquet "hockey stick," from O.N.Fr. "shepherd's crook," from O.Fr. croc (12c.), from O.N. krokr "hook" (see CROOK (Cf. crook)). Game originated in Brittany, popularized in Ireland c.1830, England c.1850, where it was very popular until 1872.

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  • Croquet — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Winslow Homer: Croquet, 1864 El Croquet es un juego que puede ser un pasatiempo o un deporte de competición, que consiste en golpear bolas de madera o plástico con un mazo, a través de aros enterrados en el campo de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Croquet — Cro*quet (kr? k? ), n. [From French; cf. Walloon croque blow, fillip. F. croquet a crisp biscuit, croquer to crunch, fr. croc a crackling sound, of imitative origin. Croquet then properly meant a smart tap on the ball.] [1913 Webster] 1. An open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croquet — (plural croquets) sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Juego que consiste en hacer pasar, con un mazo, una bola por una serie de arcos, siguiendo un recorrido: jugar al croquet, partida de croquet …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Croquet — Cro*quet , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Croqueted} ( k?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Croqueting} ( k? ?ng).] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croquet — [krō kā′] n. [Fr, dial. form of crochet: see CROTCHET] 1. an outdoor game in which the players use mallets to drive a wooden ball through a series of hoops placed in the ground 2. the act of croqueting vt., vi. croqueted [krōkād′] croqueting in… …   English World dictionary

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  • croquet — CROQUET. subs. m. Sorte de pain d épice mince et sec …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • croquet — Croquet. Sorte de pain d espices mince & sec …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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