from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


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



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