French, from German Landsknecht, from Land + Knecht.
- historical Any of a class of German mercenaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- A card-game, used for gambling.
#*2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, p. 196:
#*:And so it was over the game of lansquenet that I scored my first triumph.
#*1962, Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire:
#*:One could see part of the dimly lit court where under an enclosed poplar two soldiers on a stone bench were playing lansquenet.
Spanish: lansquenete m