英 ['krəʊkeɪ; -kɪ]
- n. 槌球戏；循环球戏
- vi. 打自己的球以击走对方的球
- n. (Croquet)人名；(法)克罗凯
词源同crook, crank, cricket, 因其球杆形如弯棍而得名。
- croquet:  Old Norse krókr ‘hook’ (source of English crook) was borrowed into Old French as croc. This formed the basis of a diminutive, crochet, literally ‘little hook’, which has passed into English in various guises over the centuries. First to arrive was crotchet , applied to musical notes from their hooked shape. Crocket ‘curling ornamental device’ followed in the 17th century, via the Old Northern French variant croquet. Crochet itself, in the ‘knitting’ sense, arrived in the 19th century.
And in the mid 19th century croquet, apparently a dialectal variant of French crochet, was applied to the lawn game with balls and mallets newly introduced from Ireland to Britain. Old French croc was also the ancestor of encroach.
=> crook, crotchet, encroach, lacrosse
- croquet (n.)
- 1858, from Northern French dialect croquet "hockey stick," from Old North French "shepherd's crook," from Old French croc (12c.), from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). Game originated in Brittany, popularized in Ireland c. 1830, England c. 1850, where it was very popular until 1872.
- 1. You can engage in croquet on the south lawn.
- 2. She cheated herself in a game of croquet she was playing against herself.
- 3. An excellent time to try out my new croquet set.
- 4. Perhaps we can still salvage my croquet set.
- 5. A sport similar to the handball, called croquet, originally existed in Germany.
- 地处中欧的德国原有类似手球的活动, 称为门球.
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