Definitions

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  • n. A horse-chestnut used in the game of conkers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the inedible nutlike seed of the horsechestnut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A snail-shell.
  • n. A snail-shell or a horse-chestnut used in a boys' game, in which the object is to break the snail-shell or horse-chestnut by striking it, with another.
  • n. plural The game itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut

Etymologies

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From nineteenth-century dialect conker, snail-shell; the game of conkers was originally played using snail-shells.

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  • Thanks, hh!

    May 24, 2017

  • See conkers.

    May 24, 2017

  • Breaking snail shells? (shudder)

    May 23, 2017

  • I remember many happy childhood hours spent in my small town playing games such as "How Far Does This Crack In The Dirt Go?" or "Can We Knock Down That Icicle With A Snowball?"

    Kids these days don't know what they're missing.

    May 22, 2017

  • n. A snail-shell or a horse-chestnut used in a boys' game, in which the object is to break the snail-shell or horse-chestnut by striking it, with another.

    Wow. So easy even boys are able to grasp the rules. Must be an easy game.

    May 22, 2017