Meaning of oche in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒki/


(also hockey)
  • The line behind which darts players stand when throwing.

    ‘After a night and day spent at the oche, the darts players were joined by their families on Saturday for a family fun day.’
    • ‘For the world-class player can still be seen stepping up to the oche in his local darts league in Marple.’
    • ‘Premier League leaders Cheshire will be the visitors as Lancashire's top darts players step up to the oche this weekend.’
    • ‘As they stepped up to the oche, they were just a handful of cool double-top finishes away from the biggest game of their lives.’


1930s perhaps related to Old French ocher ‘cut a deep notch in’.