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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 ' 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 .
Translations: 
  • Spanish: lansquenete
Etymology: French, from German Landsknecht, from Land + Knecht.


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