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roquet

[roh-key]Croquet, Roque.
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verb (used with object), ro·queted [roh-keyd] /roʊˈkeɪd/, ro·quet·ing [roh-key-ing] /roʊˈkeɪ ɪŋ/.
  1. to cause one's ball to strike (another player's ball).
  2. (of a ball) to strike (another player's ball).
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verb (used without object), ro·queted [roh-keyd] /roʊˈkeɪd/, ro·quet·ing [roh-key-ing] /roʊˈkeɪ ɪŋ/.
  1. to roquet a ball.
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noun
  1. an act or instance of roqueting.
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Origin of roquet

First recorded in 1860–65; alteration of croquet
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Examples from the Web for roquet

Historical Examples

  • The player continues his turn so long as he makes a point or a roquet.

    The Sportswoman's Library, Vol. 1 of 2

    Various

  • The "rush" is a roquet sending the ball hit in some desired direction.

  • If the points are equal the first roquet decides the contest.

  • Yes; but not so that B's position after the roquet shall be improved.

    Croquet

    Anonymous

  • A roquet, but no other hit, entitles to the privileges of croquet.

    Croquet

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British Dictionary definitions for roquet

roquet

verb -quets (-kɪz), -queting (-kɪɪŋ) or -queted (-kɪd)
  1. to drive one's ball against (another person's ball) in order to be allowed to croquet
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noun
  1. the act of roqueting
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Word Origin

C19: variant of croquet
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