quatorze

[ kuh-tawrz; French ka-tawrz ]
/ kəˈtɔrz; French kaˈtɔrz /
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noun, plural qua·torz·es [kuh-tawr-ziz; French ka-tawrz] /kəˈtɔr zɪz; French kaˈtɔrz/. Piquet.

a set of four cards of the same denomination, aces, kings, queens, jacks, or tens, scoring 14 points.

Nearby words

  1. quaternary structure,
  2. quaternate,
  3. quaternion,
  4. quaternity,
  5. quathlamba,
  6. quatrain,
  7. quatre,
  8. quatre bras,
  9. quatrefoil,
  10. quattrocento

Origin of quatorze

1695–1705; < French: fourteen < Latin quattuordecim, equivalent to quattuor four + -decim, combining form of decem ten

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Word Origin and History for quatorze

Quatorze

in French terms, "fourteen," from French quatorze, from Latin quatuordecim (source also of Italian quattordici), from quatuor "four" (see four) + -decim (see -teen).

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