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English definition of “coconut shy”

coconut shy

noun [C]     UK
a game at a fair where you throw balls at a row of coconuts and try to knock them down to win themCarnival, fairground and circus
(Definition of coconut shy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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