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chemin de fer

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

Definition of chemin de fer

plural

chemins de fer

\same\
  1. :  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 and Etymology of chemin de fer

French, literally, railroad


First Known Use: 1891


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