capot (plural capots)
- A winning of all the tricks in the game of piquet, counting for forty points.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Hoyle to this entry?)
- 1902 November, Walter Del Mar, “London to Colombo”, in Around the World through Japan, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 4285052, pages 3–4:
- A curious score was made in a game of piquet with one of the ladies. [...] In the fifth hand she made a piquet and capot, scoring 121 to 0, and in the sixth hand, being the minor, she made a repiquet, taking all but the last trick, counting 111 to 3, totalling 270, and rubiconing her opponent at 99, with a win of 469 points.
- (transitive, intransitive) To win all the tricks (from), when playing at piquet.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for capot in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
capot m (plural capots)
- → Catalan: capó
- → Gulf Arabic: كبوت (kabbūt)
- → Hijazi Arabic: كَبُّوت (kabbūt)
- → Portuguese: capô
- → Spanish: capó