Part of the fun of petanque is learning the jargon. Here are some useful links.
Lexicons (lists of petanque-related jargon)
- J. L. Widen: Petanque Terminology (pdf) | (html)
- David Alfred: English-French Petanque Lexicon
- Anonymous: Parlons Pétanque (in French only)
Over the years we have written a number of posts about the meaning and history of some common petanque-related words.
Origin of the word “carreau”
Origin of the word “jack”
Origin of the word pétanque
Boule devant, boule d’argent
Revenge & beauty
Court, terrain, boulodrome
What is a mène (end, round)?
Piste, lane, marked terrain
The boule advantage