• synonyms


  1. landsknecht.
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Origin of lansquenet

< French < German Landsknecht
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Examples from the Web for lansquenet

Historical Examples

  • Ecarte and lansquenet were almost as much out of the question.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • And back they went to the castle to play a solemn game of lansquenet.

    Doom Castle

    Neil Munro

  • "Yes, yes," replied Ulrich, guessing the lansquenet's purpose.

  • I went home at once, to find Thurot and Clancarty at lansquenet.

  • The French introduced rouge-et-noir, roulette, lansquenet, and vingt-et-un.

    The Life of Bret Harte

    Henry Childs Merwin

British Dictionary definitions for lansquenet


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

from French
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