skat

play
noun \ˈskät, ˈskat\

Definition of skat

  1. 1 :  a three-handed card game played with 32 cards in which players bid for the privilege of attempting any of several contracts

  2. 2 :  a widow of two cards in skat that may be used by the winner of the bid

Origin and Etymology of skat

German, modification of Italian scarto discard, from scartare to discard, from s- (from Latin ex-) + carta card — more at card


First Known Use: 1864


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