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piquet

or pic·quet

[ pi-key, -ket ]

noun

  1. a card game played by two persons with a pack of 32 cards, the cards from deuces to sixes being excluded.


piquet

/ pɪˈkɛt; -ˈkeɪ /

noun

  1. a card game for two people playing with a reduced pack and scoring points for card combinations and tricks won


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Word History and Origins

Origin of piquet1

From French, dating back to 1640–50; pic 2, -et
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Word History and Origins

Origin of piquet1

C17: from French, of unknown origin; compare pique ²
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Example Sentences

Nothing remarkable hapened this day at night I went upon the piquet.

This day nothing remarkable hapned only I went to work along with the general at Mr. Parkers at night I went upon the piquet.

Nothing remarkable hapned at night I went upon the piquet and nothing hapned worth a mentioning.

This day Nothing very remarkable this day the piquet was made easier by half &c. &c.

Being Sunday nothing remarkable at night I went on the piquet guard.

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