Definitions

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  • n. 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.

Etymologies

From French écarté. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mortimer had stayed to dinner, and he and the baronet played ecarte {6} afterwards.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Mrs Gowan glanced at the other end of the room, where her son was playing ecarte on a sofa, with the old lady who was for a charge of cavalry.

    Little Dorrit

  • He danced, played at ecarte, lost some money, and went home to bed.

    Study of a Woman

  • Florentine brought the money, which she obtained from Georges, who had just passed eight times at ecarte.

    A Start in Life

  • Any day a countess or an actress or a run of luck at ecarte might set him up with an outfit worthy of a king.

    The Magic Skin

  • The announcement of supper put a stop both to the game of ecarte, and the recapitulation of the beauties of the Eatanswill GAZETTE.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • The best amateur billiard and ecarte player in England, is Coxe Tuggeridge Coxe, Esq., of

    Cox's Diary

  • Let us have a game at cards — at ecarte, if you please.

    Roundabout Papers

  • French phrases in his conversation, having picked up a smattering of that language during a residence “on the Continent;” in fact, he had found it very convenient at various times of his life to dwell in the city of Boulogne, where he acquired a knowledge of smoking, ecarte, and billiards, which was afterwards of great service to him.

    Mens Wives

  • The old women who played ecarte made such a noise about a five-franc piece that it was not worth Colonel

    Vanity Fair

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