schnei·​der | \ ˈshnīdə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of schneider

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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)


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Definition of schneider (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cause (an opponent) to lose by a schneider

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History and Etymology for schneider


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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