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Auction pinochle

a variety of pinochle for three to five players in which, for every hand, there are three active players, each dealt 15 cards, with the highest bidder winning the contract and playing against the other two active opponents.
pinochle in which players bid to name trump.
Historical Examples

But when a feller fools away his time at auction pinochle his business is bound to suffer.
Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass

Now, let’s see what y’ know about auction pinochle, Mr. Killigrew.
The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath

“He was leading a double life in spades, Abe,” Morris declared, alluding to the game of auction pinochle.
Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things Montague Glass

When I speculate, Mawruss, I take a hand at auction pinochle.
Potash & Perlmutter Montague Glass


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