auction pinochle

noun

Definition of auction pinochle

1 :a pinochle game usually for four players, sometimes for three or five, only three being active on each deal, active players being dealt 15 cards each and bidding for the privilege of using the 3-card widow, melding, designating the trump, and leading to the first trick
2 :any pinochle game in which the players bid for the privilege of designating the trump

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