- n. Plural form of conker.
- n. UK, uncountable A game for two players in which the participants each have a horse-chestnut (known as a "conker") suspended from a length of string and take it in turns to strike their opponent's conker with their own with the object of destroying the opponent's conker before their own is destroyed.
- See conker (Wiktionary)
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“There might be book festivals all year round, but October is as overrun as streets with leaves and conkers.”
“The air is starting to smell different, conkers roll around on the ground like drunk teenagers and the TV schedulers start to fatten us up.”
“Many horse chestnuts are in a sorry state and producing a poor crop of conkers as a result of bleeding canker disease and a leaf miner pest.”
“I and two friends (another girl and a boy) would play in the woods that are everywhere in Corby - sometimes the deciduous Thoroughsale Woods, where we climbed trees, and looked for acorns and conkers, sometimes the pine wood, where it was so silent you could hear twigs crackle beneath your feet, and we collected pine cones, talked, and played invented games.”
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