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chemin de fer

noun che·min de fer \shə-ˌman-də-ˈfer\
plural che·mins de fer \same\

Definition of CHEMIN DE FER

:  a card game in which two hands are dealt, any number of players may bet against the dealer, and the winning hand is the one that comes closer to but does not exceed a count of nine on two or three cards

Origin of CHEMIN DE FER

French, literally, railroad
First Known Use: 1891

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