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
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Pinochle - Seniors are forming a pinochle club at the Jenkins Place Senior Center at 1 p.m. every other Wednesday.
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Origin and Etymology of pinochle
modification of German dialect Binokel, a game resembling bezique, from French dialect binocle
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
PINOCHLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pinochle for English Language Learners
: a card game played with a special deck of 48 cards
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