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[mass noun] A three-handed trick-taking card game with bidding, originating in Germany.
- ‘Using a lid from a margarine tub as a table, they sit and play skat, a three-man card game.’
- ‘Once or twice a month, Jan would stop by after midnight to play skat with Alfred and Alexander Scheffler.’
- ‘The rules of skat in Germany are governed by the Deutsche Skatverband which publishes the Skatordnung.’
Mid 19th century: from German, from Italian scarto a discard, from scartare discard.
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