Definition of Ecarte

1. Noun. A card game for 2 players; played with 32 cards and king high.

Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards



Definition of Ecarte

1. Noun. A card game for two persons, with 32 cards, ranking K, Q, J, A, 10, 9, 8, 7. Five cards are dealt each player, and the 11th turned as trump. Five points constitute a game. ¹

2. Noun. A card game in which one can discard certain cards from one's hand and replace them with cards from the deck. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecarte

1. a card game [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecarte

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eburnation
eburnation of dentin
eburnean
eburneous
eburnification
eburnifications
eburnine
eburnitis
ecad
ecads
ecandrewsite
ecard
ecardines
ecards
ecarte (current term)
ecartes
ecarteur
ecash
ecaudate
ecballium
ecbasis
ecbatic
ecboles
ecbolic
ecbolics
ecboline
eccaleobion
eccaleobions

Literary usage of Ecarte

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1. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"In the old game of Triomphe, in ecarte, and in the black suits in Spoil Five, the order of the court cards in plain suits is the same, the ace ranking below ..."

2. The American Monthly Magazine (1833)
"... or the Prophecy : a Tale of the Canadas, by the author of ecarte.— Key and Biddle, Minor-street, Philadelphia. An historical romance, founded on the ..."

3. The Hand-book of Games--: comprising new or carefully revised treatises on by H.G. Bohn (1867)
"... and the method of playing them: by an attention to which the reader may get an insight into the niceties of ecarte. There are a few passages marked, ..."

4. Spain Revisited by Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1836)
"... and Extravagance —Casa de Abrantes—ecarte—Love— Dancing and Flirtation —Sleep—Morning—The Fainting Madrilena—The Street— Lent—Cheap ..."

5. Unaddressed Letters by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1898)
"XVII A HAND AT ecarte I WROTE to you of death in fiction, and, if I now write of death in fact, it is partly to see how far you agree with an opinion that ..."

6. The London Medical Gazette (1844)
"Playing at ecarte with the eyes bandaged. He seemed to play readily and well, winning the game. He also told the cards at times in the partner's hand ..."

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