from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game of cards for two to four persons, played with a special deck of 48 cards, with points being scored by taking tricks and forming certain combinations.
- n. The combination of the queen of spades and jack of diamonds in this game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A card game, similar to bezique.
- n. A meld of jack of diamonds and queen of spades in said card game.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game at cards, played with forty-eight cards, being all the cards above the eight spots in two packs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See penuchle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist
Perhaps from German dialectal Binokel, beziquelike card game, from French dialectal binocle, spectacles, from New Latin bīnoculus, the two eyes : Latin bīnī, two each; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + Latin oculus, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)