skat definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German ; from Italian scarto, discard ; from scartare, to discard ; from s- (; from Classical Latin ex-, out) plush carta, card (; from Classical Latin charta: see card)
skat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A card game for three persons that is played with 32 cards, sevens through aces.
- One of the combinations of cards occurring in this game.
Origin: German, from Italian scarto, a discarded card, from scartare, to reject : s-, out; see sfumato + carta, card (from Latin charta, paper made of papyrus; see card1).