Main definitions of piquet in English

: piquet1piquet2

piquet1

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkeɪ//pɪˈkɛt/

noun

  • [mass noun] A trick-taking card game for two players, using a 32-card pack consisting of the seven to the ace only.

    • ‘The boy has won a hand of piquet, and the spinster has noticed that he has difficulty enjoying triumphs.’
    • ‘Together with Chekhov, they played piquet, frequented the Taverne Gothique for oysters, or the Casino Municipal for entertainment.’
    • ‘By the fireplace, Protheroe, now dressed in sober grey, sat on a sofa playing piquet with an elderly gentleman.’
    • ‘In spite of three hip replacements, Adams manages to visit his local pub to play piquet most evenings and continues to write.’
    • ‘So instead, we played bridge and piquet the whole morning.’
    • ‘Right all, we need to organise piquet tonight.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

piquet

/ˈpiːkeɪ//pɪˈkɛt/

Main definitions of piquet in English

: piquet1piquet2

piquet2

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkeɪ//pɪˈkɛt/

noun

Pronunciation:

piquet

/ˈpiːkeɪ//pɪˈkɛt/