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schneider

noun schnei·der \ˈshnīdə(r)\

Definition of schneider

plural

-s

  1. 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. 2 :  the scoring effect of a schneider (as the doubling of the winner's score)

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Origin and Etymology of 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

transitive verb schnei·der \"\

Definition of schneider

-ed/-ing/-s

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

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