Meaning of “croquet” in the English Dictionary

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"croquet" in British English

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croquetnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkrəʊ.keɪ/ us /kroʊˈkeɪ/

Examples from literature

  • As they rose she challenged Paul to a game at croquet, for which the twilight left ample opportunity. 
  • By the way, did Sam mend that croquet mallet, the one with the loose head? 
  • He did play billiards, and whist, and croquet—very badly. 
  • Invitations to a croquet party may be of the same form as invitations to any other party. 
  • This effect is seen when a croquet ball is struck with a mallet. 

(Definition of “croquet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"croquet" in American English

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croquetnoun [ U ]

us /kroʊˈkeɪ/

a game in which players use mallets (= long wooden hammers) to hit wooden balls through small metal arches sunk in the grass

(Definition of “croquet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)