One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of croquet played on a hard court surrounded by a bank.
- ‘And how about this list of sports which have featured in one or more modern Games - cricket, croquet, jeu de paume, lacrosse, pelote basque, polo, power boating, rackets, rink-hockey, roque, tug-of-war and water skiing.’
Late 19th century: alteration of roquet.
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