Trick
Trick Trick, n. [D. trek a pull, or drawing, a trick, trekken to draw; akin to LG. trekken, MHG. trecken, trechen, Dan. tr[ae]kke, and OFries. trekka. Cf. {Track}, {Trachery}, {Trig}, a., {Trigger}.] 1. An artifice or stratagem; a cunning contrivance; a sly procedure, usually with a dishonest intent; as, a trick in trade. [1913 Webster]

He comes to me for counsel, and I show him a trick. --South. [1913 Webster]

I know a trick worth two of that. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks. [1913 Webster]

3. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank; as, the tricks of boys. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

4. A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait; as, a trick of drumming with the fingers; a trick of frowning. [1913 Webster]

The trick of that voice I do well remember. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He hath a trick of C[oe]ur de Lion's face. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. A knot, braid, or plait of hair. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

6. (Card Playing) The whole number of cards played in one round, and consisting of as many cards as there are players. [1913 Webster]

On one nice trick depends the general fate. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

7. (Naut.) A turn; specifically, the spell of a sailor at the helm, -- usually two hours. [1913 Webster]

8. A toy; a trifle; a plaything. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Stratagem; wile; fraud; cheat; juggle; finesse; sleight; deception; imposture; delusion; imposition. [1913 Webster]


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