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skat

play
noun \ˈskät, ˈskat\

Definition of skat

  1. 1 :  a three-handed card game played with 32 cards in which players bid for the privilege of attempting any of several contracts

  2. 2 :  a widow of two cards in skat that may be used by the winner of the bid



Origin of skat

German, modification of Italian scarto discard, from scartare to discard, from s- (from Latin ex-) + carta card — more at card


First Known Use: 1864


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