Definition of lansquenet in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːnskəˌnɛt/


1 [mass noun] historical A gambling game of German origin involving betting on cards turned up by the dealer.
2 archaic variant of landsknecht.


Early 17th century (in sense 2): via French from German Landsknecht (see landsknecht).

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.