eldest hand
noun Date: circa 1597 the card player who first receives cards in the deal

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  • Eldest hand — Eldest Eld est, a. [AS. yldest, superl. of eald old. See {Elder}, a.] 1. Oldest; longest in duration. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Born or living first, or before the others, as a son, daughter, brother, etc.; first in origin. See {Elder}. My lady s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eldest hand — Cards. the player on the dealer s left. Also, elder hand. Also called age, edge. Cf. pone2 (def. 1). [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • eldest hand — noun the card player on the dealer s left • Syn: ↑elder hand • Hypernyms: ↑card player …   Useful english dictionary

  • eldest hand — noun (in card games for three or more players) the first player dealt to …   English new terms dictionary

  • Eldest — Eld est, a. [AS. yldest, superl. of eald old. See {Elder}, a.] 1. Oldest; longest in duration. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Born or living first, or before the others, as a son, daughter, brother, etc.; first in origin. See {Elder}. My lady s eldest… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eldest — /ˈɛldəst / (say elduhst) adjective 1. oldest; now surviving only in the eldest brother, sister, and eldest hand. –noun 2. eldest child: Susie is my eldest. {Middle English, Old English eldest(a), superlative of ald, eald old} …   Australian English dictionary

  • eldest — adj. & n. adj. first born or oldest surviving (member of a family, son, daughter, etc.). n. (often prec. by the) the eldest of three or more indicated (who is the eldest?). Phrases and idioms: eldest hand Cards the first player. Etymology: OE (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eldest —   …   Wikipedia

  • Eldest — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt bedarf einer Überarbeitung. Näheres ist auf der Diskussionsseite angegeben. Hilf mit, ihn zu verbessern, und entferne anschließend diese Markierung. Eragon (Originaltitel: Inheritance = Vermächtnis) ist eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eldest — elder, eldest, older, oldest 1. Elder and eldest mean the same as older and oldest but they are much narrower in their range of use, being applicable only to people and only as nouns or attributive adjectives (before nouns). You can say his elder …   Modern English usage

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