chemin de fer

chemin de fer

[shuh-man duh fair; French shuh-manduh fer]
noun Cards.
a variation of baccarat.

Origin:
1890–95; < French: literally, railroad; so called from the speed of the game

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chemin de fer (ʃəˈmæn də ˈfɛə, French ʃəmɛ̃dfɛr)
 
n
a gambling game, a variation of baccarat
 
[French: railway, referring to the fast tempo of the game]

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