- (historical) Any of a class of German mercenaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- A card-game, used for gambling.
Translations: Etymology: French, from German Landsknecht, from Land + Knecht.
- 2007, Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons, tr. Helen Constantine, p. 196:
- :And so it was over the game of ' 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 .
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