[ buh-lot ]
/ bəˈlɒt /
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a card game for two players, using 32 cards and following the same basic rules as klabberjass, popular in France.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!
Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of belote
1940–45; <French, of uncertain origin; the hypothesis that the game was put in its present form by an F. Belot is unsubstantiated
Words nearby belote
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