chemin de fer

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chemin de fer (railway).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃəˌmæ̃ də ˈfɛə/

NounEdit

chemin de fer (uncountable)

  1. A card game, a variation of baccarat.
    • 2005, Mark Zegarelli, Poker Logic Puzzles, →ISBN, page 73:
      The person who left at 1:00 is either Alice or the woman who played chemin de fer (9), so in either case she is a woman.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 603-4:
      “Come on,” Kit motioning her with his head over to a chemin-de-fer table

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃə.mɛ̃ d(ə) fɛʁ/

NounEdit

chemin de fer m (plural chemins de fer)

  1. Railroad, railway.

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: caminho de ferro

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chemin de fer (railway).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃɵˌmen dɵ ˈfer/

NounEdit

chemin de fer n (uncountable)

  1. chemin de fer (a card game)