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roque

[rohk]
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noun
  1. a form of croquet played on a clay or hard-surface court surrounded by a low wall off which the balls may be played.

Origin of roque

1895–1900, Americanism; back formation from roquet
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  • Theodora gasped for breath; she gazed on Roque with astonishment.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • Sweet master, you surely don't mean to harm your faithful Roque?

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • Roque obeyed—Theodora indeed slept, but it was the sleep of death.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

  • The intervention of Saint Roque is exclusively in favor of the Catholics.

    The Legacy of Ignorantism

    T.H. Pardo de Tavera

  • Saint Roque has the power of stopping the spread of epidemics.

    The Legacy of Ignorantism

    T.H. Pardo de Tavera


British Dictionary definitions for roque

roque

noun
  1. US a game developed from croquet, played on a hard surface with a resilient surrounding border from which the ball can rebound

Word Origin

C19: variant of croquet
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Word Origin and History for roque

1899, "arbitrary alteration of croquet" [OED].

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