◄ Finesse ►

1. (a.) Subtlety; cleverness; skillful handling of a situation\; artifice; stratagem.

2. (n.) The act of finessing. See Finesse.

3. (v. i.) To use artifice or stratagem.

4. (v. i.) To attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play.

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