roque

[rohk]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ropewalker,
  2. ropeway,
  3. ropey,
  4. ropinirole,
  5. ropy,
  6. roquefort,
  7. roquelaure,
  8. roquet,
  9. roquette,
  10. roraima

Origin of roque

1895–1900, Americanism; back formation from roquet

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British Dictionary definitions for roque

roque

noun

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

Word Origin for roque

C19: variant of croquet

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Word Origin and History for roque

roque

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

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