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lansquenet

[ lans-kuh-net ]

lansquenet

/ ˈlænskəˌnɛt /

noun

  1. a gambling game of chance
  2. an archaic spelling of landsknecht


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lansquenet1

< French < German Landsknecht

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lansquenet1

from French

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Example Sentences

This game is a poor substitute for lansquenet or dice, but it is not very expensive.

The man was playing alone at monte (the Mexican lansquenet) with a pack of greasy cards.

He took a hand at lansquenet, and complained of the low limit imposed by the banker, Monsieur de St. Aignan.

A man who has been a lackey, if he plays at lansquenet with kings, is paid with perfect readiness when he wins.

He had finished the night at his club, where lansquenet had been raging till long after sunrise.

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