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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variation of croquet played with short-handled mallets on a hard court that is bounded by a concrete wall against which a ball may rebound and be retrieved.

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  • n. a form of croquet using short-handled mallets, and played on a hard surface

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A form of croquet modified for greater accuracy of play. The court has a wood border often faced with rubber, used as a cushion in bank shots. The balls are 31/4 in. in diameter, the cage (center arches or wickets) 33/8 in. wide, the other arches 31/2 in. wide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An American game, a modification of croquet. It differs in many details from the parent game; principally, however, in the more perfect surface upon which it is played, the addition of a boundary used somewhat as a cushion in billiards, more perfect balls and clubs, and a more correct setting as well as a narrowing of the wickets.

Etymologies

Alteration of roquet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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