coconut shy

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "coconut shy":
singular coconut shy plural coconut shies British
a place where people throw balls at coconuts on posts, usually at a fair

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  • coconut shy — coconut .shy plural coconut shies n BrE an outdoor game in which you try to knock coconuts off posts by throwing balls at them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coconut shy — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a fairground sideshow where balls are thrown at coconuts in an attempt to knock them off stands …   English terms dictionary

  • Coconut shy — A traditional coconut shy run by Albert Harris. This particular stall was established by his mother, Mrs E. Harris, in 1936. A coconut shy (or coconut shie) is a traditional game, originally known as The love grove alley , frequently found as a… …   Wikipedia

  • coconut shy — noun chiefly Britain : a cockshy with coconuts as the targets * * * coconut shy noun A fairground throwing game with coconuts as targets or as prizes • • • Main Entry: ↑coco * * * coconut shy UK US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coconut shy — noun plural coconut shies (C) BrE a game in which you try to knock coconuts off posts by throwing balls at them …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coconut shy — noun Brit. a fairground sideshow where balls are thrown at coconuts in an attempt to knock them off stands …   English new terms dictionary

  • coconut-shy — /ˈkoʊkənʌt ʃaɪ/ (say kohkuhnut shuy) noun a cockshy with coconuts as targets and prizes …   Australian English dictionary

  • Coconut — For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • shy — shy1 [ʃaı] adj comparative shyer superlative shyest [: Old English; Origin: sceoh] 1.) nervous and embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people, especially people you do not know ▪ He was a quiet, shy man. shy with ▪ She was very shy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coconut — n. (also cocoanut) 1 a a large ovate brown seed of the coco, with a hard shell and edible white fleshy lining enclosing a milky juice. b = COCO. c the edible white fleshy lining of a coconut. 2 sl. the human head. Phrases and idioms: coconut… …   Useful english dictionary

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