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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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