lansquenet

noun
lans·que·net | \¦lan(t)skə¦net, -anzk-, -kə¦nā\
plural -s

Definition of lansquenet 

1 : a German foot soldier in foreign service in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries : a mercenary foot soldier

2 : a card game similar to faro played in central Europe since the 15th century or before

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History and Etymology for lansquenet

French, modification of German landsknecht, from Middle High German landskneht, from lands (genitive of lant land, country, province, from Old High German) + kneht boy, youth, foot soldier, from Old High German, boy, youth, military follower

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