jeu de paume

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French jeu de paume (game of the palm).

Noun[edit]

jeu de paume (uncountable)

  1. A precursor of lawn tennis, originally played by hitting the ball with the palm of the hand instead of with a racquet.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "game of the palm".

Noun[edit]

jeu de paume m (uncountable)

  1. jeu de paume