piquet

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From French piquet.

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piquet ‎(uncountable)

  1. (card games) A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine:
      They would kick off their shoes and play piquet by candle-light.
    • 2007, Helen Constantine, trans. Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, Penguin 2007, p. 35:
      We shall together challenge the Chevalier de Belleroche to piquet; and, while we are winning money from him, we shall have the even greater pleasure of hearing you sing with your charming teacher, to whom I shall propose it.

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piquet m ‎(plural piquets)

  1. picket
  2. (education) A school punishment in which a student has to remain standing for some time by a tree or a wall, usually in the corner of the classroom.

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