Definition of repique in English:

repique

noun

  • (in piquet) the scoring of 30 points on declarations alone before beginning to play.

    Compare with pique
    • ‘Similarly, if elder hand scores 30 for sequences and sets, but younger hand has the better point, elder hand does not score a repique.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Score a repique against (one's opponent).

    • ‘But the one reckoned by the elder hand when he leads his first card does not prevent his being repiqued, because scores made in hand have precedence of points made in play.’
    • ‘If a player scores in hand alone thirty or more before his adversary reckons anything, he gains a repique, for which he adds sixty to his score.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French repic; compare with Italian ripicco.

Pronunciation

repique

/rɪˈpiːk/