Definition of croquet:
sport (part of speech: noun)
- table tennis,
- water polo,
They chatted incessantly: about the things around them; their amusing adventure out in the water- it had again assumed its entertaining aspect; about the wind, the trees, the people who had gone to the Cheniere; about the children playing croquet under the oaks, and the Farival twins, who were now performing the overture to " The Poet and the Peasant."- "The Awakening and Selected Short Stories", Kate Chopin.
So you couldn'tdance, jump the rope, play croquet, or take a run on the great Chinese wall with them; but you could play with puzzles, have tea- parties, and pick the tea- leaves right from the bushes.- "Stories of Many Lands", Grace Greenwood.
- "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.