[ pee-nuhk-uhl, -nok- ]
/ ˈpi nʌk əl, -nɒk- /
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a popular card game played by two, three, or four persons, with a 48-card deck.
a meld of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game.
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Also penuchle, penuckle, pi·noc·le.
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How to use pinochle in a sentence
Sometimes the proposed excursion was a pinocle party or a visit to the theatre, but the dénouement was always the same.
I think it was you and Kamin told me that real estate is a game the same like auction pinocle?
Martha said she didn't play bridge and upon Annie's timid suggestion of pinocle, said she had never heard of it.
“I am always going to play pinocle with you Sunday forenoons as long as you live, grandmother,” said she.
Would you believe me, Abe, I tried to get up a game of auction pinocle there and I couldn't do it!Abe and Mawruss|Montague Glass
British Dictionary definitions for pinochle
penuchle, penuckle or pinocle
/ (ˈpiːnʌkəl) /
a card game for two to four players similar to bezique
the combination of queen of spades and jack of diamonds in this game
Word Origin for pinochle
C19: of unknown origin
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