Fan"-tan` (fan"tan`), n. [Chinese (of Canton) in an-tan-kun gambling house.]


A Chinese gambling game in which coins or other small objects are placed upon a table, usually under a cup, and the players bet as to what remainder will be left when the sum of the counters is divided by four.


A game with playing cards in which the cards are played in sequences upon the table, the one who first gets rid of his cards being the winner.


© Webster 1913

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