Napoleon
Napoleon Na*po"le*on, n. [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.] 1. A French gold coin of twenty francs, no longer minted or circulated. It bore the portrait of Napoleon I. or Napoleon III. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Card Playing) (a) A game in which each player holds five cards, the eldest hand stating the number of tricks he will bid to take, any subsequent player having the right to overbid him or a previous bidder, the highest bidder naming the trump and winning a number of points equal to his bid if he makes so many tricks, or losing the same number of points if he fails to make them. (b) A bid to take five tricks at napoleon. It is ordinarily the highest bid; but sometimes bids are allowed of wellington, or of blucher, to take five tricks, or pay double, or treble, if unsuccessful. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. A Napoleon gun. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. A kind of top boot of the middle of the 19th century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. A shape and size of cigar. It is about seven inches long. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. a puff pastry confection, usually layered, with a filling of custard or cream, or sometimes jelly. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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