conkers


conkers
A game for two players in which the participants each have a horse-chestnut (known as a "conker") suspended from a length of string and take it in turns to strike their opponents conker with their own with the object of destroying the opponents conker before their own is destroyed.

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  • Conkers — est un jeu inventé en Grande Bretagne qui se pratique avec des marrons (spécifiquement les fruits du marronnier commun). Depuis le début des années 1990, la commune d Abjat sur Bandiat, en Dordogne, accueille chaque année à l automne le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • conkers — child s game played with horse chestnuts, originally with snail shells, 1847, probably a variant of CONQUER (Cf. conquer). The goal was to break the other player s item by hitting it with yours …   Etymology dictionary

  • Conkers — For other uses, see Conker (disambiguation). A selection of fresh conkers from a horse chestnut tree. Conkers is a traditional English children s game played using the seeds of horse chestnut trees – the name conker is also applied to the seed… …   Wikipedia

  • conkers —    The popular name for the horse chestnut, and for the game played with them suspended on a string. The history of the game is not quite as clear as it could be, but its outlines are known even if the precise dating is unclear. The name appears… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • conkers — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n chestnuts …   English dialects glossary

  • conkers — n pl Scottish balls (in both the literal and figurative slang senses). Like its contemporary syn onym clackers, the expression borrows the name of a children s game …   Contemporary slang

  • conkers — con·ker || kÉ’Å‹kÉ™ n. fruit of a chestnut; (British) string game played with chestnuts, type of game in which a child swings a conker with a string through it trying to break another child s conker with it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conkers — [treated as sing.] a children s game in which each has a conker on a string and tries to break another s with it. → conker …   English new terms dictionary

  • conkers — Noun. Testicles. A Conker (British) is the hard shiny nut of the horse chestnut tree …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • CONKERS — …   Useful english dictionary


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