Pinochle
Pinochle Pin"o*chle, Pinocle Pin"o*cle, n. A game at cards, played with forty-eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs. [Also spelled {penuchle}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Pinochle — The jack of diamonds and the queen of spades are the pinochle meld of pinochle. Type Trick taking Players 4 in partnerships or 3 individually, variants exist for 2 6 or 8 players Skill(s) required …   Wikipedia

  • pinochle — 1864, Peaknuckle, perhaps from Swiss dialect Binokel (Ger.), binocle (Fr.), from Fr. binocle pince nez, from M.L. binoculus binoculars. Taken as a synonym for bésigue bezique, the card game, and wrongly identified with besicles spectacles,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pinochle — A meld of the queen of spades and jack of diamonds …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • pinochle — ☆ pinochle or pinocle [pē′nuk΄əl, pē′näk΄əl ] n. [earlier binochle < Ger dial. (Swiss) binokel < Fr binocle, pince nez (< ModL binoculus, binoculars: see BINOCULAR), taken as synonym for bésigue,BEZIQUE, wrongly identified with besicles …   English World dictionary

  • pinochle — /pee nuk euhl, nok /, n. 1. a popular card game played by two, three, or four persons, with a 48 card deck. 2. a meld of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game. Also, penuchle, penuckle, pinocle. [1860 65, Amer.; < Swiss G… …   Universalium

  • Pinochle — Penuchle Pe nu*chle, Pinocle Pin o*cle Pinochle Pin o*chle, n. A game at cards, played with forty eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinochle — noun Etymology: modification of German dialect Binokel, a game resembling bezique, from French dialect binocle Date: 1864 a card game played with a 48 card pack containing two each of A, K, Q, J, 10, 9 in each suit with the object to score points …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinochle — pi|noch|le [ˈpi:nʌkəl] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from German dialect binokel type of card game] an American card game …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pinochle — pi·noch·le || pɪːnÉ‘kl / nÉ’kl n. type of card game …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinochle — phenolic …   Anagrams dictionary

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