Loo Loo (l[=oo]), n. [For older lanterloo, F. lanturelu, lanturlu, name of the game; orig., the refrain of a vaudeville.] (a) An old game played with five, or three, cards dealt to each player from a full pack. When five cards are used the highest card is the knave of clubs or (if so agreed upon) the knave of trumps; -- formerly called {lanterloo}. (b) A modification of the game of ``all fours'' in which the players replenish their hands after each round by drawing each a card from the pack. [1913 Webster]

{Loo table}, a round table adapted for a circle of persons playing loo. [1913 Webster]

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