Lansquenet

Lans"que*net

(?), n. [F., fr. G. landsknecht a foot soldier, also a game of cards introduced by these foot soldiers; land country + knecht boy, servant. See Land, and Knight.] 1. A German foot soldier in foreign service in the 15th and 16th centuries; a soldier of fortune; -- a term used in France and Western Europe.
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2. A game at cards, vulgarly called lambskinnet.
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[They play] their little game of lansquenet.
Longfellow.
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