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coconut shynoun [C]

uk   us   UK
a ​game at a fair where you ​throwballs at a ​row of ​coconuts and ​try to ​knock them down to ​win them
(Definition of coconut shy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coconut shy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 掷球击椰子游戏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擲球擊椰子遊戲…
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