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picquet

[pi-key, -ket] /pɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt/
noun
1.

piquet

or picquet

[pi-key, -ket] /pɪˈkeɪ, -ˈkɛt/
noun
1.
a card game played by two persons with a pack of 32 cards, the cards from deuces to sixes being excluded.
Origin of piquet
1640-1650
From French, dating back to 1640-50; See origin at pic2, -et
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  • Perhaps our comrade might feel better over a hand at picquet.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • picquet shrugged his shoulders, turned on his heel in silence.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • He turned and started noisily in the direction taken by picquet.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • picquet, unastonished, gave him a heavy, bovine look of inquiry.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • Presently the king came in, and played a game with Lina at picquet.

  • They gave me choice of whist, or picquet, or quinze, or hazard.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • I won seven shillings to-night at picquet: I play twice a year or so.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • I hope Ppt is luckier at picquet with the Dean and Mrs. Walls.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • Being there, it was not permitted me to escape, and I sat down to picquet with the others.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • Now, let us hear no more of the cub, but have our picquet in peace.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for picquet

picquet

/ˈpɪkɪt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of picket (sense 3)

piquet

/pɪˈkɛt; -ˈkeɪ/
noun
1.
a card game for two people playing with a reduced pack and scoring points for card combinations and tricks won
Word Origin
C17: from French, of unknown origin; compare pique²
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Word Origin and History for picquet

piquet

n.

card game, 1640s, from French piquet, picquet (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of pic "pick, pickaxe, pique," from phrase faire pic, a term said to be used in the game.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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