[pee-nuhk-uh l] /ˈpi nʌk əl/
[pee-nuhk-uh l, -nok-] /ˈpi nʌk əl, -nɒk-/
a popular card game played by two, three, or four persons, with a 48-card deck.
a meld of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game.
less common spellings of pinochle
a card game for two to four players similar to bezique
the combination of queen of spades and jack of diamonds in this game
also pinocle, 1864, Peaknuckle, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Swiss dialect Binokel (German), binocle (French), from French binocle “pince-nez” (17c.), from Medieval Latin binoculus “binoculars” (see binocular). Taken as a synonym for bésigue “bezique,” the card game, and wrongly identified with besicles “spectacles,” probably because the game is played with a double deck. Pinochle was popularized in U.S. late 1800s by German immigrants.
[pee-nuhk-uh l] /ˈpi nʌk əl/ noun 1. . /ˈpiːnʌkəl/ noun 1. less common spellings of pinochle
[pee-nuhlt, pi-nuhlt] /ˈpi nʌlt, pɪˈnʌlt/ noun 1. the next to the last syllable in a word. /ˈpɛnʌlt; pɪˈnʌlt/ noun 1. the last syllable but one in a word adj. “last but one,” 1530s, abbreviation of penultima. As a noun from 1570s.
face of God, a place not far from Succoth, on the east of the Jordan and north of the river Jabbok. It is also called “Peniel.” Here Jacob wrestled (Gen. 32:24-32) “with a man” (“the angel”, Hos. 12:4. Jacob says of him, “I have seen God face to face”) “till the break of day.” A […]
[pee-nuhlt, pi-nuhlt] /ˈpi nʌlt, pɪˈnʌlt/ noun 1. the next to the last syllable in a word. /ˈpɛnʌlt; pɪˈnʌlt/ noun 1. the last syllable but one in a word n. 1580s, from Latin penultima (syllaba), “the next to the last syllable of a word or verse,” from fem. of Latin adjective penultimus “next-to-last,” from paene “almost” […]