Definitions starting with R

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rap (2)

[OED, to strike] v. (in playing cards) to knock on the table to prevent another player from withdrawing his card: Charles play his ace and Don rap him fore he could take it back (Nassau). (Gen.)

rap back [OED rap to seize or snatch obs.→ 1754; Scots idem CSD] phr. to withdraw a card already played. (Gen.)

Tags: game, phrase, verb, verb phrase

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Last update: 2011-06-04 20:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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