Im*pe"ri*al, n. [F. impriale: cf. Sp. imperial.]
1. The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
2. An outside seat on a diligence.
3. A luggage case on the top of a coach.
4. Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drawing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
5. A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars.
6. A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
7. A game at cards differing from piquet in some minor details, and in having a trump; also, any one of several combinations of cards which score in this game.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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