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1. A card game for three persons that is played with 32 cards, sevens through aces.
2. One of the combinations of cards occurring in this game.
[German, from Italian scarto, a discarded card, from scartare, to reject : s-, out; see sfumato + carta, card (from Latin charta, paper made of papyrus; see card1).]
(Card Games) a three-handed card game using 32 cards, popular in German-speaking communities
[C19: from German, from Italian scarto played cards, from scartare to discard, from s- ex-1 + carta, from Latin charta card1]
a game for three persons using 32 cards, the object being to fulfill any of various contracts.
[1860–65; < German skat]