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Trucco - Lawn Billiards

Trucco (also called trucks, troco or lawn billiards) was an Italian lawn game where heavy balls were hit with large-headed cues through rings on the ground.

The game was popular from at least the 17th century to the early 20th century. It was a forerunner of croquet, and itself probably evolved from ground billiards.

The balls are hit with long-handled cues, at the ends of which are spoon-like ovals of iron. The game involves using the cues to hit large balls through a fixed ring of iron, which moves freely on a pivot .

lawn games drawing depicting trucco being played

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