écarté

[ ey-kahr-tey; British ey-kahr-tey; French ey-kar-tey ]
/ ˌeɪ kɑrˈteɪ; British eɪˈkɑr teɪ; French eɪ karˈteɪ /

noun

a card game for two players.

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Origin of écarté

Borrowed into English from French around 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for ecarte

écarté
/ (eɪˈkɑːteɪ, French ekarte) /

noun

a card game for two, played with 32 cards and king high
ballet
  1. a body position in which one arm and the same leg are extended at the side of the body
  2. (as adjective)the écarté position

Word Origin for écarté

C19: from French, from écarter to discard, from carte card 1
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