Simple Definition of pinochle
: a card game played with a special deck of 48 cards
Full Definition of pinochle
: a card game played with a 48-card pack containing two each of A, K, Q, J, 10, 9 in each suit with the object to score points by melding certain combinations of cards or by winning tricks that contain scoring cards; also : the meld of queen of spades and jack of diamonds scoring 40 points in this game
Origin of pinochle
modification of German dialect Binokel, a game resembling bezique, from French dialect binocle
First Known Use: 1864
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