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
Interesting that “marriage” is a type of meld in pinochle (king and queen of the same suit).
In fact, one of the things he did when he went to New York was that he went to the Waiters Club in New York, and has an - he was a fiend for pinochle, which is - is it "pin-oakley" or "pin-ockle"?
This brought the verb meld into much wider circulation than it ever had before, though it had been recorded from the 1880s in connection with other card games, such as pinochle and rummy.
I did play pinochle in college (but only when I couldn’t find a foursome for bridge), but I never really put together the use of the word “meld” in pinochle with any general definition — I just assumed it was a specialized term in pinochle & never gave it any thought (sort of how most people play pinochle, which is why I much preferred bridge).
It was the kind of a hat which was known in that city as a "pinochle"; pronounced "pea-knuckle" by all well-informed boys.
He and his card rivals wore fedoras and smoked and played vicious rounds of pinochle.
The mobsters proved themselves as cold-blooded murderers and often reminisced about their hits while playing pinochle.
New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia said, "I do not want any of the pinochle club atmosphere to take hold among city workers."
The pollen, pet dander, mildew, and just good old dirt are constantly flowing in my house! pinochle Says:
Reality: One of them, Agnes, who has thin dingy gray hair, lips moist with slobber, and is as tall as she is wide, brayed at me that she and her friends where supposed to meet my grandmother there to play pinochle, but that my grandmother wasn't home yet.