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[n] (British) a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred if the pegs are knocked over
[n] something of little value or significance
[n] a light piece of music for piano

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\Bag`a*telle"\, n. [F., fr. It. bagatella; cf. Prov. It. bagata trifle, OF. bague, Pr. bagua, bundle. See {Bag}, n.]
1. A trifle; a thing of no importance. Rich trifles, serious bagatelles. --Prior.
2. A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by a rod held in the hand of the player.

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