hole card

hole card
noun Date: 1908 1. a card in stud poker that is properly dealt facedown and that the holder need not expose before the showdown 2. something (as a reliable advantage) that is held in reserve especially for use at a strategic moment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hole card — hole′ card n. 1) gam a card dealt facedown during the first round in stud poker 2) cvb something held in reserve until it can be used to advantage …   From formal English to slang

  • hole card — ☆ hole card n. 1. a card dealt face down in stud poker 2. a hidden advantage or undisclosed resource …   English World dictionary

  • hole card — noun 1. any assets that are concealed until they can be used advantageously • Hypernyms: ↑assets 2. (poker) a playing card dealt face down and not revealed until the showdown • Topics: ↑stud, ↑stud poker • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hole Card — Spieler beim Betrachten seiner Hole Cards Der Begriff Hole Cards (auch Pocket Cards oder Down Cards) bezeichnet bei einigen Pokervarianten, allen voran Texas und Omaha Hold em, die Karten, die jeder teilnehmende Spieler zu Beginn einer jeden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hole card — 1. Stud Poker. the card dealt face down in the first round of a deal. 2. something held in reserve until it can be used to advantage. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hole card — noun a) A playing card, dealt face down, that the holder need not reveal until the showdown b) Something held in reserve, or concealed, until it is useful …   Wiktionary

  • hole card — noun 1》 (in stud poker) a card which has been dealt face down. 2》 N. Amer. informal a secret advantage …   English new terms dictionary

  • Hole Card — Stud Poker The first card, dealt face down, received by a player …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • (a) hole card — American a secret advantage that is ready to use when you need it. She still had one hole card to get out of police custody a phone call to an influential friend …   New idioms dictionary

  • Hole carding — refers to obtaining knowledge of cards that are supposed to be hidden from view in card games. The term is usually applied to blackjack but can apply to other games with hidden hole cards, like three card poker and Caribbean stud poker. So long… …   Wikipedia

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