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[French, twenty-one : vingt, twenty + et, and + un, one.]
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(Card Games) another name for pontoon2
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1. a short, leather-covered club, consisting of a heavy head on a flexible handle, used as a weapon.
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.
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A French phrase meaning twenty-one, used to mean the card game of blackjack
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|Noun||1.||vingt-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|
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