egg rolling


noun

a contest or race in which eggs are rolled over a lawn, using a spoon or paddle, most commonly held as a children's entertainment during the Easter season.

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Example sentences from the Web for egg rolling

  • Mrs. Harding hadn't said beyond the custom of Easter egg-rolling.

    Turns about Town|Robert Cortes Holliday
  • It was very cunning to see the delight various little children took in it at the egg-rolling on Easter Monday.

    Letters to His Children|Theodore Roosevelt
  • Its beautifully kept slopes were ideal places for "egg-rolling," and then there was the great fountain in the middle of the lawn!