lambskinnet
Lansquenet Lans"que*net, n. [F., fr. G. landsknecht a foot soldier, also a game of cards introduced by these foot soldiers; land country + knecht boy, servant. See {Land}, and {Knight}.] 1. A German foot soldier in foreign service in the 15th and 16th centuries; a soldier of fortune; -- a term used in France and Western Europe. [1913 Webster]

2. A game at cards, vulgarly called {lambskinnet}. [1913 Webster]

[They play] their little game of lansquenet. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lambskinnet — Lamb skin net , n. See {Lansquenet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lansquenet — Lans que*net, n. [F., fr. G. landsknecht a foot soldier, also a game of cards introduced by these foot soldiers; land country + knecht boy, servant. See {Land}, and {Knight}.] 1. A German foot soldier in foreign service in the 15th and 16th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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