chemin de fer

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

Definition of chemin de fer

plural chemins de fer play \ same \
: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


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