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 (kə-sē′nō, käs-)
A town of central Italy in the Apennines northwest of Naples. In World War II the town and nearby Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino were reduced to rubble during fierce German-Allied fighting (February-May 1944).


Variant of casino..
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(kəˈsiːnəʊ) or


(Card Games) a card game for two to four players in which players pair cards from their hands with others exposed on the table


(Italian kasˈsiːno)
(Placename) a town in central Italy, in Latium at the foot of Monte Cassino: an ancient Volscian (and later Roman) town and citadel. Pop: 32 762 (2001). Latin name: Casinum
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(kəˈsi noʊ)

n., pl. -nos.


(kəˈsi noʊ)

a town in SE Latium, in central Italy, NNW of Naples. 26,300.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cassino - a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
royal casino - a form of casino in which face cards have extra point values
spade casino - a form of casino in which spades have the value of one point
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References in classic literature ?
After some time spent in saying little or doing less, Lady Middleton sat down to Cassino, and as Marianne was not in spirits for moving about, she and Elinor luckily succeeding to chairs, placed themselves at no great distance from the table.
Collins sat down to quadrille; and as Miss de Bourgh chose to play at cassino, the two girls had the honour of assisting Mrs.
In September, they were moved on to Salerno in southern Italy, pushing back the enemy, capturing airfields, and fighting in the rubble of the monastery on Monte Cassino where the Germans were making a last stand.
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built at Fiat's Cassino factory, the name recalls the successful medium-large saloon the Italian giant had on sale between 1985 and 1994.
Leonard Pearson, 79, of Keldregate, Deighton, is going back to Monte Cassino in central Italy next month.
Jan Pieronczyk was one of the most highly-decorated heroes of the Second World War - a man who had lived through the hell of hand-to-hand combat in the most fierce battle of the conflict, the battle for Monte Cassino.
It will be a second pilgrimage in three years for many as they walk from central France to another famous abbey at Monte Cassino in central Italy.
As the swirling gunsmoke lifted to give Shropshire soldier Lawrence Jones a clear view of Monte Cassino looming ahead, it was like an eerie reminder of home.
Veterans from the Second World War, who fought in the Italy campaign, attended a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino.
Free five-day journeys of remembrance are being provided next month by the Royal British Legion, to Monte Cassino and either Salerno or Anzio.
In 525 Benedict founded a monastery on Monte Cassino. Scholastica followed her brother and established a convent at the base of the mountain.