[ skaht, skat ]
/ skɑt, skæt /


a card game for three players, using a pack of 32 playing cards, sevens through aces, the object being to fulfill any of various contracts, with scoring computed on strategy and on tricks won.

Origin of skat

1860–65; < German skat < Italian scarto, derivative of scartare to discard, equivalent to s- ex-1 + -cartare, derivative of carta card1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for skat

/ (skæt) /


a three-handed card game using 32 cards, popular in German-speaking communities

Word Origin for skat

C19: from German, from Italian scarto played cards, from scartare to discard, from s- ex- 1 + carta, from Latin charta card 1
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