Lansquenet definition

(historical) Any of a class of German mercenaries in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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A card game, used for gambling.
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Noun

Singular:
lansquenet
Plural:
lansquenets

Origin of lansquenet

  • From French lansquenet, from German Landsknecht, from Land + Knecht.

    From Wiktionary