from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a game at cards played on a round board with compartments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of cards played by any number of persons with a pack from which the eight of diamonds has been removed, on a board divided into eight compartments for holding the bets, which are won by the player who turns up or plays certain cards.
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