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[kuh-pot, -poh]
noun Cards.
  1. the taking by one player of all the tricks of a deal, as in piquet.
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Origin of capot1

1640–50; < French (noun and adj.), designating or describing the player who has no tricks, after faire capot (nautical) to capsize


[kuh-poh; French ka-poh]
noun, plural ca·pots [kuh-pohz; French ka-poh] /kəˈpoʊz; French kaˈpoʊ/.
  1. capote.
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Examples from the Web for capot

Historical Examples

  • This, with forty for the capot, makes a hundred and sixty-three.

    The Sharper Detected and Exposed

    Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin

  • Capot, ka-pot′, n. the winning of all the tricks at the game of piquet, and scoring forty.

  • Today (Apr. 4th) he asked me for a needle and thread to sew the sleeve of his capot which this ghost!

British Dictionary definitions for capot


  1. piquet the winning of all the tricks by one player
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Word Origin

C17: from French
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