Complete Definition of "lansquenet"

English

Etymology
French, from German Landsknecht, from Land + Knecht.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'lÉ:nskÉnÉt/

Noun
en-noun

  1. historical Any of a class of German mercenaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  2. 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.

Translations

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Spanish: lansquenete m

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