piquet

piquet

[pi-key, -ket]
noun
a card game played by two persons with a pack of 32 cards, the cards from deuces to sixes being excluded.
Also, picquet.


Origin:
1640–50; < French; see pic2, -et

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piquet (pɪˈkɛt, -ˈkeɪ)
 
n
a card game for two people playing with a reduced pack and scoring points for card combinations and tricks won
 
[C17: from French, of unknown origin; compare pique²]

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piquet

card game, known since the 15th century in France.

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