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ecarte (n.)

card game for two played with 32 cards, 1824, from French écarté, literally "discarded," past participle of écarter "to discard," from e- (see ex-) + carte (see card (n.1)). So called because the players may discard cards in his hand after the deal and get new ones from the deck.

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of ecarte from WordNet

ecarte (n.)
a card game for 2 players; played with 32 cards and king high;
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