Definition of Piquet

1. Noun. A card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards.

Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards



2. Noun. A form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake.
Exact synonyms: Picket
Generic synonyms: Torture, Torturing

Definition of Piquet

1. n. See Picket.

2. n. A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.

Definition of Piquet

1. Noun. A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piquet

1. a card game [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piquet

piquancies
piquancy
piquant
piquantly
piquantness
piquantnesses
pique
piqued
piqueer
piqueered
piqueerer
piqueerers
piqueering
piqueers
piques
piquet (current term)
piqueted
piqueting
piquets
piquillo
piquillos
piquing
piqure diabetes
pir
piracetam
piracetams
piracies
piracy
piragua
piraguas

Literary usage of Piquet

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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"Was she taken back to the room where the piquet was?—Yes taken back immediately to the room where the piquet was. Huw soon after she was put on the piquet ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"piquet is played by two persons, with a pack of thirty-two cards,—the sixes, fives, fours, threes, and tiros being thrown out from a complete pack. ..."

3. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The guard at the Tower is, as at the Palace, an officer's guard, and so is the piquet at the Bank, to which we now proceed. Dinner is provided by the Bank ..."

4. National Militia Standard, Embracing the Discipline of Infantry, Light by Pierce Darrow (1822)
"RECEIVING A PARTY AT THE piquet. Whenever the party approaches the post of the piquet, the sentry calls out, Halt, who comes there ? and recovers his piece, ..."

5. Hoyle's Games: Containing the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games, with by Edmond Hoyle (1887)
"THE game of piquet is played by two persons, with thirty-two en ids; ... Terms used in the game of piquet. Carte P.hi.nt'he, is when you have not a pictured ..."

6. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"piquet is supposed to have been introduced during the reign of Charles VII., ... Of the etymology of the word piquet, little or nothing is known, ..."

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