vingt-et-un


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vingt-et-un

 (văN′tā-œN′)
n. Games

[French, twenty-one : vingt, twenty + et, and + un, one.]

vingt-et-un

(vɛ̃teœ̃)
n
(Card Games) another name for pontoon2
[literally: twenty-one]

black•jack

(ˈblækˌdʒæk)
n.
1. a short, leather-covered club, consisting of a heavy head on a flexible handle, used as a weapon.
2.
a. Also called twenty-one. a gambling game at cards, in which a player needs to get more points than the dealer to win, but not more than 21.
b. an ace together with a ten or a face card as the first two cards dealt in a hand of this game.
3. a small oak, Quercus marilandica, of the eastern U.S., having a nearly black bark.
4. a large drinking cup or jug for beer, ale, etc., orig. made of leather coated externally with tar.
5. a dark, iron-rich variety of sphalerite.
v.t.
6. to strike or beat with a blackjack.
7. to compel by threat.
[1505–15]

vingt-et-un

A French phrase meaning twenty-one, used to mean the card game of blackjack
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vingt-et-un - a gambling game using cardsvingt-et-un - a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
References in classic literature ?
They had also come to invite her to play vingt-et-un one evening at Mrs.
The little table with the green baize cover was wheeled out; the first instalment of punch was brought in, in a white jug; and the succeeding three hours were devoted to VINGT-ET-UN at sixpence a dozen, which was only once interrupted by a slight dispute between the scorbutic youth and the gentleman with the pink anchors; in the course of which, the scorbutic youth intimated a burning desire to pull the nose of the gentleman with the emblems of hope; in reply to which, that individual expressed his decided unwillingness to accept of any 'sauce' on gratuitous terms, either from the irascible young gentleman with the scorbutic countenance, or any other person who was ornamented with a head.
This passenger is reported to have lost fourteen pounds at Vingt-et-un in the saloon yesterday; and that passenger drinks his bottle of champagne every day, and how he does it (being only a clerk), nobody knows.
Parmi deux-cent soixante-huit (268) laureats, huit (08) cadets ont obtenu leur Baccalaureat avec eloge (moyenne au-dessus de 18/20), tandis que cent vingt-et-un (121) cadets l'ont obtenu avec mention tres bien (moyenne au-dessus de 16/20)".