post and pair

noun

Definition of post and pair

: a card game popular in 16th and 17th century England that was played with hands of three cards

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History and Etymology for post and pair

post probably from Italian posta stake, wager, from feminine of posto, past participle of porre to put

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“Post and pair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post%20and%20pair. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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