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chemin de fer

[ shuh-manduh-fair; French shuh-manduh -fer ]
/ ʃəˈmæn də ˈfɛər; French ʃə mɛ̃də ˈfɛr /
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noun Cards.
a variation of baccarat.
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Origin of chemin de fer

1890–95; <French: literally, railroad; so called from the speed of the game
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British Dictionary definitions for chemin de fer

chemin de fer
/ (ʃəˈmæn də ˈfɛə, French ʃəmɛ̃dfɛr) /

noun
a gambling game, a variation of baccarat

Word Origin for chemin de fer

French: railway, referring to the fast tempo of the game
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