- ☆ monte [män′tē ]n.[Sp monte, lit., mountain, hence heap of cards (left after players have their shares) < L mons (gen. montis), MOUNT1]1. a gambling game of Spanish origin, played with a special deck of forty cards in which the players bet against a banker on the suit of cards to be turned up from the deck2. see THREE-CARD MONTE
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.