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con·ker 1

 (kŏng′kər) Chiefly British
n.
1. A horse chestnut.
2. con·kers A game in which two players swing horse chestnuts strung on string, each trying to use his or her horse chestnut to shatter his or her opponent's.

[From British English dialectal conker, snail shell used in the original form of the game of conkers (in which two snail shells were pressed together until one broke), either from alteration of conqueror, one that conquers, hard snail shell that had won many games of conkers, or from variant of conch, or from a combination of both .]

con·ker 2

 (kŏng′kər)
n.
One that conks or hits.

[conk + -er.]

con·ker 3

 (kŏng′kər)
n.
One that conks, as when styling hair.

[conk + -er.]

conker

(ˈkɒŋkə)
n
(Plants) an informal name for horse chestnut2
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conker - the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnutconker - the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut
seed - a small hard fruit
Translations

conker

[ˈkɒŋkəʳ] N (Brit) → castaña f de Indias conkers (= game) → juego m de las castañas

conker

[ˈkɒŋkər] n (British)marron m (d'Inde)
conk out
[ˌkɒŋkˈaʊt] vi
[machine] → tomber en panne
[person] (= pass out) → tomber dans les pommescon man conman [ˈkɒnmæn] nescroc m

conker

n (Brit inf) → (Ross)kastanie f; conkers (= game) Spiel, bei dem zwei Spieler mit an Fäden befestigten Kastanien wechselseitig versuchen, die Kastanie des Gegenspielers zu treffen und zu zerstören

conker

[ˈkɒŋkəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → castagna (d'ippocastano)
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THE North West Conker Championship was a smash hit at Liverpool's Calderstones Park yesterday.
A hole is drilled in a large, hard conker using a nail, gimlet, or small screwdriver.
While Alex Salmond was on stage in Perth, down in Peebles a shortage caused by bad weather threatened to halt the Scottish Conker Championships.
The lad split his conker to pieces and Mario kept laughing," he added.
Some people say putting conkers in the corners of rooms will deter spiders but I think mine are so big and bold, they would probably just string the conkers up and start a Conker Championship.
A STOLEN dog was reunited with her family yesterday after she needed a vet when she ate a conker on a walk 300 miles away.
The 2010 Bardon Mill and Roman Empire conker championships in Northumberland were nearly scuppered when a dry summer stunted the growth of the horse chestnut harvest.
CONKER enthusiasts had a smashing time at Liverpool's 16th conker championships.
Those conker injuries were an interesting chat-up line.
This is not a return to the conker wars of my youth but a desperate attempt to keep spiders out of my house.
It's as much a part of an English autumn as golden leaves falling from trees, but it seems that this year's conker fights will be few and far between due to the blight of a 'killer' moth.
the 2006 World Conker Championships in Northamptonshire.