The game of pinocle was frequently halted for recriminations.
He rose to his feet to join the pinocle players in the dining room.
Martha said she didn't play bridge and upon Annie's timid suggestion of pinocle, said she had never heard of it.
Sometimes the proposed excursion was a pinocle party or a visit to the theatre, but the dénouement was always the same.
"Four aces, and pinocle," announced Mr. Gooch with grim satisfaction.
also pinocle, 1864, Peaknuckle, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Swiss dialect Binokel (German), binocle (French), from French binocle "pince-nez" (17c.), from Medieval Latin binoculus "binoculars" (see binocular). Taken as a synonym for bésigue "bezique," the card game, and wrongly identified with besicles "spectacles," probably because the game is played with a double deck. Pinochle was popularized in U.S. late 1800s by German immigrants.