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conker definition

Overview

Define the English word conker below. Conker is a noun. Examples of how to use conker in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

A selection of fresh conkers from a horse-chestnut tree.

Etymology

From 19th-century dialect conker (snail-shell); the game of conkers was originally played using snail-shells.

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Noun

conker (plural conkers)

  1. (Britain) A horse chestnut, used in the game of conkers.
    Synonyms: (all dialectal) cheggie, cobbler, obblyonker
    • 2006, Peter Godwin, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa:
      His bald spot gleams like a burnished conker.

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