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pinochle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist [syn: pinochle, pinocle, penuchle, bezique]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: modification of German dialect Binokel, a game resembling bezique, from French dialect binocle Date: 1864 a card game played with a 48-card pack containing two each of A, K, Q, J, 10, 9 in each suit with the object to score points by melding certain combinations of cards or by winning tricks that contain scoring cards; also the meld of queen of spades and jack of diamonds scoring 40 points in this game

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. US 1 a card-game with a double pack of 48 cards (nine to ace only). 2 the combination of queen of spades and jack of diamonds in this game. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.



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