Vole definition

vōl
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In old card games, the winning of all the tricks in a deal.
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Any of a number of small rodents (family Cricetidae), with a stout body and short tail.
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A deal in a card game that draws all the tricks.

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(card games, intransitive) To win all the tricks by a vole.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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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.
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The winning of all the tricks during the play of one hand, as of bridge; a grand slam.
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Any of a large number of species of small rodents of the family Cricetidae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vole
Plural:
voles

Origin of vole

  • Short for obsolete volemouse perhaps from Norwegian vollmus Old Norse völlr field Old Norse mūs mouse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French probably from voler to fly from Old French from Latin volāre to fly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary