A trick-taking card game for two players, using a 32-card pack consisting of the seven to the ace only.
- Together with Chekhov, they played piquet, frequented the Taverne Gothique for oysters, or the Casino Municipal for entertainment.
- So instead, we played bridge and piquet the whole morning.
- By the fireplace, Protheroe, now dressed in sober grey, sat on a sofa playing piquet with an elderly gentleman.
mid 17th century: from French, of unknown origin.