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roquet

[roh-key] /roʊˈkeɪ/ Croquet, Roque.
verb (used with object), roqueted
[roh-keyd] /roʊˈkeɪd/ (Show IPA),
roqueting
[roh-key-ing] /roʊˈkeɪ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
1.
to cause one's ball to strike (another player's ball).
2.
(of a ball) to strike (another player's ball).
verb (used without object), roqueted
[roh-keyd] /roʊˈkeɪd/ (Show IPA),
roqueting
[roh-key-ing] /roʊˈkeɪ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
3.
to roquet a ball.
noun
4.
an act or instance of roqueting.
Origin of roquet
1860-1865
1860-65; alteration of croquet
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  • It is not a roquet unless they remain in contact after passing through the bridge.

    Croquet Anonymous
  • The "rush" is a roquet sending the ball hit in some desired direction.

  • A ball may be hit and moved by concussion before a roquet as well as after one.

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  • A roquet, but no other hit, entitles to the privileges of croquet.

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  • As soon as a step on the round is made, it no longer makes any difference whether a roquet was declined or not.

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  • A roquet-croquet is precisely like a roquet when the balls are in contact.

    Croquet Anonymous
  • If the points are equal the first roquet decides the contest.

  • "Some mauvais sujets, no doubt, who refuse to pay the score," suggested Madame roquet.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • A ball already in contact with another ball does not roquet unless it move it perceptibly.

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  • To “rush” a ball is to roquet it hard so that it proceeds for a considerable distance in a desired direction.

British Dictionary definitions for roquet

roquet

/ˈrəʊkɪ/
verb -quets (-kɪz), -queting (-kɪɪŋ), -queted (-kɪd)
1.
to drive one's ball against (another person's ball) in order to be allowed to croquet
noun
2.
the act of roqueting
Word Origin
C19: variant of croquet
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