from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A children's game in which players toss a small object into the numbered spaces of a pattern of rectangles outlined on the ground and then hop or jump through the spaces to retrieve the object.
- intransitive v. To move in or as if in a series of irregular jumps: "hopscotching across dozens of new cable channels” ( Harry F. Waters).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground.
- v. To move by hopping.
- v. To move back and forth between adjacent patterns by hopping.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; -- called also hoppers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A children's game in which the player, while hopping on one leg, drives a disk of stone or a fragment of tile with the foot from one compartment to another of an oblong figure traced or scotched (scored) on the ground, neither the stone nor the foot being allowed to rest on a line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a game in which a child tosses a stone into an area drawn on the ground and then hops through it and back to regain the stone
hop1 + scotch1, a score, line.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hop + scotch (“scratch”) (Wiktionary)