schneider

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noun

schnei·​der
ˈshnīdə(r)
plural -s
1
a
: the taking of 91 or more points by the bidder in skat or schafskopf or of 90 or more by the opponents
b
: failure of the loser of a game of gin rummy to score any point
c
: the winning of a game of sixty-six by a player before the opponent has scored 33 points
2
: the scoring effect of a schneider (as the doubling of the winner's score)

schneider

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transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
: to cause (an opponent) to lose by a schneider

Word History

Etymology

Noun

German, literally, tailor, from Middle High German snīdære, from snīden to cut (from Old High German snīdan) + -ære -er (from Old High German -āri); akin to Old English snīthan to cut, Old Norse snītha to cut, Gothic sneithan to reap, Czech snět bough

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“Schneider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schneider. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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