- Alternative form of pinochle.
Variant of pinochle
☆ or pinocle
- any of a family of card games, usually for three or four persons and typically played with a 48-card deck made up of two of every card above the eight, including the ace
- the meld of the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds in this game
Origin of pinochleearlier binochle ; from German dialect, dialectal (Swiss) binokel ; from French binocle, pince-nez (; from Modern Latin binoculus, binoculars: see binocular), taken as synonym for bésigue, bezique, wrongly identified with besicles, spectacles (prob. because the game is played with a double deck)