piquet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n piquet 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
    • n piquet a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Piquet A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside.
    • n Piquet See Picket.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n piquet Milit. See picket.
    • n piquet A game at cards played between two persons with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes being set aside: players score for carte blanche, or a hand of only plain cards, point, or a hand with the strongest suit, sequence, quatorze, trio, and pique and repique.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Piquet Same as Picket.
    • n Piquet pi-ket′ a game at cards
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., prob. fr. pique,. See Pique Pike, and Picket
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Picket.

Usage

In literature:

Come, you shall sit down to piquet with Mr.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
He told me how Mr FitzGerald always gave him plenty of plum-cake, and how they used to play piquet together.
"Two Suffolk Friends" by Francis Hindes Groome
Being Sunday nothing remarkable at night I went on the piquet guard.
"The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775" by Abraham Tomlinson
I've played piquet wi' the old rogue a score of times in the Sun tavern of Rotterdam.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
That must be a piquet of the Indian regiment stationed outside the town.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Also, that beat of drum about sunset which orders the guards and piquets to take up their night duties.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
During the course of the day four Germans approached the outlying piquets and made signs that they wished to surrender.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
The hand of piquet was over at last, and Mr. Pinchin found that he had lost three shillings and sixpence.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Do you care for a hand at piquet now, Captain?
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
In the evening the two men played piquet.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
It was always "Maurice au piquet pour une heure!"...
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
She wants a daughter-in-law who will play piquet with her in the evenings, and feed her peacocks in the morning.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
It was the fire of Grimshaw's piquet just then at bay below Talana.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
In the drawing-room I played my piquet with Mrs. Rushworth, while Paragot sat with Joanna in a far corner.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Our piquet-post, at the bridge, became a regular lounge, for the winter, to all manner of folks.
"Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands" by Captain J. Kincaid
James and Vera Nugent settled down squarely to piquet.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
By the by, did you ever play piquet?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If he could take a hand at piquet, he was welcome to sit down.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
In the meantime let us have a game of piquet for the first shot at the traitor's carcase.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
Mine was rather a piquet for reconnoitring, and, in case of alarm, to join the first piquet behind me.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
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In news:

Piquet Jr nabs Nationwide victory after just 3 starts.
Nelson Piquet Jr wins Trucks race at Las Vegas.
Piquet wins Truck race.
LAS VEGAS — Nelson Piquet Jr raced to his second NASCAR Trucks Series victory of the year Saturday night, passing Matt Crafton on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Piquet is content to fly the flag in Nationwide for the time being.
Nelson Piquet Jr holds the Brazil flag high in the winners circle after coming in first in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sargento 200 race at Road America near Elkhart Lake Saturday.
Nelson Piquet Jr took the checkered flag at Road America, becoming the first ever Brazilian to win a Nationwide race.
(AP) – Nelson Piquet Jr held the lead on a late restart, then pulled away from the rest of the field Saturday to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.
Nelson Piquet Jr enjoyed a lot of firsts during the NASCAR Nationwide series Sargento 200 race weekend at Road America.
Nelson Piquet JR stops by to talk to Bruce and Kelli about the Truck Series and his love for racing.
Ebastian Piquet , age 13, of Weston, wears a clown nose Sunday, Feb 26, during the 5K walk of the Tour de Broward in Miramar.
Legendary salsa star Celia Cruz made her way to Cafe Piquet every time she visited Houston, and it's easy to understand why.
A new 100 percent cotton tablecloth, imported from Italy, is a woven piquet with a 4-inch printed pattern border.
The graffiti legend became the first woman to design a Nascar truck when she teamed up with Nelson Piquet Jr and Alpinestars.
A Pacific white-sided dolphin born on Memorial Day 2012 swims with its mother, Piquet, at Chicago s Shedd Aquarium.
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