• IPA: /pɪˈkɛt/, /pɪˈkeɪ/

piquet (uncountable)

  1. (card games) A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 22:
      The two wedding parties met constantly in each other's apartments. After two or three nights the gentlemen of an evening had a little piquet, as their wives sate and chatted apart.
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine:
      They would kick off their shoes and play piquet by candle-light.
    • 2007, Helen Constantine, trans. Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, Penguin 2007, p. 35:
      We shall together challenge the Chevalier de Belleroche to piquet; and, while we are winning money from him, we shall have the even greater pleasure of hearing you sing with your charming teacher, to whom I shall propose it.
  • French: piquet
  • German: Piquet, Pikett
  • Russian: пике́т

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  • French: Piquet
  • Portuguese: Piquet
  • Spanish: Piquet

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