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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fan-tan \Fan"-tan`\ (f[a^]n"t[a^]n`), n. [Chinese (of Canton) in an-tan-kun gambling house.] 1. 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. 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 Suppl.]