capot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French capot

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈpɒt/, /kəˈpəʊ/

Noun[edit]

capot (plural capots)

  1. (card games) A winning of all the tricks in the game of piquet, counting for forty points.
    • 1744, Edmond Hoyle, A Short Treatise on the Game of Piquet
      There are three chances in this game, viz., the repique, pique, and capot [] The Capot is , when either of the Players make every Trick , for which he is to count forty ; instead of which he counts but ten , when he only gets the Majority of the Tricks, which is called , the Cards
    • 1902 November, Walter Del Mar, “London to Colombo”, in Around the World through Japan, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 4285052, pages 3–4:
      A curious score was made in a game of piquet with one of the ladies. [...] In the fifth hand she made a piquet and capot, scoring 121 to 0, and in the sixth hand, being the minor, she made a repiquet, taking all but the last trick, counting 111 to 3, totalling 270, and rubiconing her opponent at 99, with a win of 469 points.

Verb[edit]

capot (third-person singular simple present capots, present participle capotting or capoting, simple past and past participle capotted or capoted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To win all the tricks (from), when playing at piquet.

References[edit]

capot in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French capote (hooded cloak), diminutive of cape, from Late Latin cappa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.po/
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Noun[edit]

capot m (plural capots)

  1. bonnet (UK), hood (US)

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: capó
  • Gulf Arabic: كبوت(kabbūt)
  • Hijazi Arabic: كَبُّوت(kabbūt)
  • Portuguese: capô
  • Spanish: capó
  • Luxembourgish: Capot

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