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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French dialect
Origin: 'hockey stick', from Old North French, 'tool with a hook', from croc 'hook', probably from Old Norse krokr; CROOK1

croquet

noun
     
Related topics: Other Sports
cro‧quet [uncountable]
DSO a game played on grass in which players hit balls with wooden mallets (=long-handled hammers) so that they roll under curved wires

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