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con·ker 1

 (kŏng′kər) Chiefly British
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

One that conks or hits.

[conk + -er.]

con·ker 3

One that conks, as when styling hair.

[conk + -er.]
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(Plants) an informal name for horse chestnut2
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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
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[ˈkɒŋkəʳ] N (Brit) → castaña f de Indias conkers (= game) → juego m de las castañas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈkɒŋkəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → castagna (d'ippocastano)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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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.