noun tre·set·te \trāˈset-ē, trə̇-\

Definition of tresette



  1. :  an Italian card game in which players may score by melding and by winning counting cards in tricks

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Origin and Etymology of tresette

Italian, literally, three-seven; from the fact that 3 or 7 points are scored at one time

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a trip made at another's expense

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