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en carré

[ ahn kah-rey ]
/ ɑ̃ kɑˈreɪ /
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adjective, adverb French.

(of a bet in roulette) at the intersection of four numbers so as to share in any that wins.

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Origin of en carré

Literally, “squared”
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