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auction pinochle

noun
1.
a variety of pinochle for three to five players in which, for every hand, there are three active players, each dealt 15 cards, with the highest bidder winning the contract and playing against the other two active opponents.
2.
pinochle in which players bid to name trump.
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  • Now, let's see what y' know about auction pinochle, Mr. Killigrew.

    The Voice in the Fog

    Harold MacGrath
  • When I speculate, Mawruss, I take a hand at auction pinochle.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass
  • "He was leading a double life in spades, Abe," Morris declared, alluding to the game of auction pinochle.

  • But when a feller fools away his time at auction pinochle his business is bound to suffer.

    Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass

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