any of a number of small rodents (family Cricetidae), with a stout body and short tail
Origin of voleearlier vole mouse ; from Scandinavian as in Old Norse vǫllr, meadow, field (; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form walthu- from source weald, wold, German wald, ; from Indo-European an unverified form wel-, shaggy hair, grass) + mouse
in old card games, the winning of all the tricks in a deal
Origin of voleFrench probably ; from voler, to fly ; from Classical Latin volare
Any of various rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere and having a short muzzle and tail and small ears.
Origin of voleShort for obsolete volemouse, perhaps from Norwegian *vollmus : Old Norse v&odie;llr, field + Old Norse mūs, mouse.
The winning of all the tricks during the play of one hand, as of bridge; a grand slam.
Origin of voleFrench, probably from voler, to fly, from Old French, from Latin volāre, to fly.
- Any of a large number of species of small rodents of the family Cricetidae.
- A deal in a card game that draws all the tricks.
(third-person singular simple present voles, present participle voling, simple past and past participle voled)
- (card games, intransitive) To win all the tricks by a vole.