from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Russian card game similar to bridge and whist

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make or prepare, as wine.
  • n. A very complicated Russian game, something like bridge, in which the players bid for the privilege of naming the trump, and the scores are for various combinations held, for under and over tricks, honors, etc. It is very common for the windings or losings on one hand to run over 20,000 points.


Borrowing from Russian винт (vint, literally "screw"). (Wiktionary)



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