Definitions

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

  • transitive v. Sports To hit (another player's ball) in croquet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In croquet, the act of hitting another live ball with the striker's ball, from which croquet is then taken.
  • v. In croquet, to hit another live ball with the striker's ball, from which croquet is then taken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To hit, as another's ball, with one's own ball.
  • intransitive v. To hit another's ball with one's own.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the game of croquet, to cause one's ball to strike (another ball), entitling the player to place his own ball beside that he has struck and to continue in play.
  • n. In the game of croquet, a stroke by which a player roquets another ball.
  • n. A lizard of the genus Liocephalus.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Eleven island-endemic reptile species occur: Anolis oculatus, A. roquet, A. luciae, A. trinitatis, A. griseus, Eleutherodactylus shrevei, E. martinicensis, E. euphronides, Typhlops tasymicris, Bothrops carribaeus and Sphaerodactylus microlepis.

    Windward Islands dry forests

  • It seems a pity to side with one poor authority against three good ones, but there is no doubt that the present tendency of the best players is to cultivate the roquet-croquet more and more; and after employing it, one is as unwilling to give it up, as a good billiard-player would be to revert from the cue to the mace.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • "Do you play with or without the roquet-croquet?" has now come to be the first point of mutual solicitude in a mixed party.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • He says that a ball may hit another ball twice or more, during the same tour, between two steps on the round, and move it each time by concussion, -- "but only one (not necessarily the first) contact is a valid roquet." (p. 34.)

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • The principle has long been familiar, though never perhaps quite settled, that where two distinct points were made by any stroke, -- as, for instance, a bridge and a roquet, -- the one or the other could be waived.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • England, the reasons for the general use of the roquet-croquet would be far stronger.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Of these, five are anoles (Anolis oculatus, A. roquet, A. luciae, A. trinitatis, A. griseus), three are eleuths (Eleutherodactylus shrevei, E. martinicensis, E. euphronides), two are snakes (Typhlops tasymicris) (Bothrops carribaeus) and one is a gecko (Sphaerodactylus microlepis).

    Windward Islands moist forests

  • Common NameSpeciesLocation Dominica AnoleAnolis oculatus Martinique AnoleAnolis roquet St. Lucia AnoleAnolis luciae St. Vincent Bush AnoleAnolis trinitatis St. Vincent Tree AnoleAnolis griseus St. Lucia Pygmy GeckoSphaerodactylus microlepis St. Vincent EleuthEleutherodactylus shrevei Grenada EleuthEleutherodactylus euphronides Martinique EleuthEleutherodactylus martinicensis Grenada BlindsnakeTyphlops tasymicris Fer De LanceBothrops caribbaeusSt.

    Windward Islands moist forests

  • The real reason why liberal yuppie elitist Jews hate Sarah so much and make so many snarky comments about her is that she’s succeeded despite a Harvard-Princeton-Yale degree, despite a wonkish sensibility, despite a neo-colonialist tourist roquet view of the world.

    Matthew Yglesias » Palin and the Jews

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  • the whole ball of whacks??????

    January 9, 2010