pi·​quet | \ pi-ˈkā How to pronounce piquet (audio) , -ˈket How to pronounce piquet (audio) \

Definition of piquet

: a two-handed card game played with 32 cards

Examples of piquet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That deck-of-card dish, for example, is a nod to late 18th century Claude Fayolle piquet cards, whereas a floral cake stand has its origins in a 1799 print from Sydenham Teak Edwards’s The Botanical Magazine. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "John Derian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Collaborate on a Historical Decoupage Collection," 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of piquet

1646, in the meaning defined above

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23 Mar 2021

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“Piquet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piquet. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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