[kong-ker, kawng-] /ˈkɒŋ kər, ˈkɔŋ-/
noun, British Informal.
a horse chestnut.
the hollowed-out shell of a horse chestnut.
conkers, a game in which a child swings a horse chestnut on a string in an attempt to break that of another player.
(functioning as sing) (Brit) a game in which a player swings a horse chestnut (conker), threaded onto a string, against that of another player to try to break it
an informal name for horse chestnut (sense 2)
“child’s game played with horse chestnuts,” originally with snail shells, 1847, probably a variant of conquer. The goal was to break the other player’s item by hitting it with yours.
“snail shell,” also “horse chestnut,” from children’s game of conkers (q.v.).
[kong-kling] /ˈkɒŋ klɪŋ/ noun 1. Roscoe, 1829–88, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1867–81.
noun An act or instance of conking out: I did a swift conkout when I got to bed
[kongk, kawngk] /kɒŋk, kɔŋk/ noun, Mycology. 1. the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket. /kɒŋk/ verb 1. to strike (someone) a blow, esp on the head or nose noun 2. a punch or blow, esp on the head or nose 3. the head or (esp Brit and NZ) the nose v. as in […]
[kon mahy-stah, kohn; Italian kawn mah-es-tah] /kɒn maɪˈstɑ, koʊn; Italian kɔn mɑ ɛsˈtɑ/ adverb 1. majestically (used as a musical direction).