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écarté

[ey-kahr-tey; British ey-kahr-tey; French ey-kar-tey] /ˌeɪ kɑrˈteɪ; British eɪˈkɑr teɪ; French eɪ karˈteɪ/
noun
1.
a card game for two players.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French
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British Dictionary definitions for ecarte

écarté

/eɪˈkɑːteɪ; French ekarte/
noun
1.
a card game for two, played with 32 cards and king high
2.
(ballet)
  1. a body position in which one arm and the same leg are extended at the side of the body
  2. (as adjective): the écarté position
Word Origin
C19: from French, from écarter to discard, from cartecard1
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Word Origin and History for ecarte
n.

card game for two played with 32 cards, 1824, from French écarté, literally "discarded," past participle of écarter "to discard," from e- (see ex-) + carte (see card (n.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for ecarte

card game usually played for a stake with nonplayers making side bets. The game was highly popular in France and England in the 19th century but declined thereafter.

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