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roque

[rohk] /roʊk/
noun
1.
a form of croquet played on a clay or hard-surface court surrounded by a low wall off which the balls may be played.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; back formation from roquet
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British Dictionary definitions for roques

roque

/rəʊk/
noun
1.
(US) a game developed from croquet, played on a hard surface with a resilient surrounding border from which the ball can rebound
Word Origin
C19: variant of croquet
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Word Origin and History for roques

roque

1899, "arbitrary alteration of croquet" [OED].

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