- a game of solitaire often adapted to gambling purposes.
Origin of canfield
1910–15; named after R. A. Canfield (1855–1914), American gambler, inventor of the game
- Dorothy. Fisher, Dorothy Canfield.
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- cards a gambling game adapted from a type of patience
C20: named after R. A. Canfield (1855–1914), US gambler
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Word Origin and History for canfield
type of solitaire, 1912, from U.S. gambler J.A. Canfield (1855-1914).
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