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piquet (n.)

card game, 1640s, from French piquet, picquet (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of pic "pick, pickaxe, pique," from phrase faire pic, a term said to be used in the game.

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Definitions of piquet from WordNet

piquet (n.)
a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards;
piquet (n.)
a form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake;
Synonyms: picket
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