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capot

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Pronunciation: /kəˈpɒt
 
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Definition of capot in English:

noun

(In piquet) the winning of all twelve tricks in the hand by one player, for which a bonus is awarded.
Example sentences
  • The player who wins more tricks scores 10 for the cards, or 40 for capot if all 12 tricks are won.
  • The player who wins more tricks scores 10 for the cards, or 40 for capot if all 12 tricks are won.
  • If one player wins every trick, he wins a capot, and scores forty for the cards.

verb (capots, capotting, capotted)

[with object] Back to top  
Score a capot against (one’s opponent).
Example sentences
  • I could not count a single point: so had been piqued, and repiqued, and capotted to the devil.
  • Grand Slam, Pique, Repiqued and capotted, call it what you will but you have nipped the demon of insurgence and despair in the bud.
  • You capoted me last night at the Taverne de Menut, and I had three aces and three kings.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French, perhaps from a dialect variant of chapoter 'castrate'.

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