Main definitions of crokinole in English

: crokinole1crokinole2

crokinole1

noun

mass noun
  • A board game played mainly in Canada, in which players take turns flicking small discs across a circular playing surface with the aim of displacing opponents' pieces and landing in the higher-scoring central sections.

    ‘we'd play ping-pong and crokinole and drink ginger ale’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French croquignole ‘flip, flick’.

Pronunciation

crokinole

/ˈkrəʊkɪnəʊl/

Main definitions of crokinole in English

: crokinole1crokinole2

crokinole2

(also croquignole, krokinole)

noun

mass nounCanadian
  • A board game in which participants take turns to flick wooden discs on to the circular playing surface, attempting to displace opponents' pieces and land in the higher-scoring central sections.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Sentinel. From French croquignole flip, flick, of uncertain origin; perhaps from croquer to crunch, bite; compare -ole.

Pronunciation

crokinole

/ˈkrəʊkɪnəʊl/