Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An equestrian game or exercise common among British soldiers in India, in which the competitors, riding at full gallop, try to strike and carry off on the point of a lance a tent-peg which has been firmly fixed in the ground.

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Examples

  • Apart from languages and fornication, horsemanship is my only accomplishment, and I'd been well-grounded in tent-pegging by the late Muhammed Iqbal, so it was no surprise that I took the greatest number of pegs, and would have got even more if I'd had a pony that I knew, and my lance hadn't snapped in a touch peg on the last round.

    Fiancée

  • They had come out to watch the tent-pegging, and every one of them had seen his bitter humiliation.

    Burmese Days

  • When Flory reached his gate he looked back and saw that the chestnut pony had already been caught and re-saddled, and Verrall was tent-pegging upon it.

    Burmese Days

  • There were advance parties from all the regiments; the first thing I saw was Sikh riders in the red puggarees of Fane's Horse and the blue of Probyn's, tent-pegging on the beach, with white troopers cheering 'em on - and to my astonishment they were Dragoon Guards.

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • There were advance parties from all the regiments; the first thing I saw was Sikh riders in the red puggarees of Fane's Horse and the blue of Probyn's, tent-pegging on the beach, with white troopers cheering 'em on — and to my astonishment they were Dragoon Guards.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Still I paid no attention, but walked back to my pony, picked up the lance, turned to Mangas, and spoke my piece so that everyone should hear; while I was quaking inwardly, I flattered myself I'd kept a steady, careless front; I looked him in the eye, and hoped to God I was right, and that they'd never heard of tent-pegging.

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • In my experience, they know all about eclipses, and a monocle isn't likely to impress an aborigine who wears a bone through his nose. 36 So don't imagine that my tent-pegging had impressed the Apaches overmuch; it hadn't.

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • Racquets, tennis, and hockey, lime-cutting, tent-pegging and other mounted sports are also part of the weekly life; while friendly visits, given and taken, keep touch with the neighbouring stations.

    The Story of the Guides

  • A splendid collection of plate testifies to success in many a field of sport, polo, tent-pegging, and shooting.

    The Story of the Guides

  • To encourage friendly intercourse, they used to practise tent-pegging and lime-cutting, and invited the Afghan horsemen to join them.

    The Story of the Guides

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