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Definitions of poker

  1. any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A poking-stick. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the Southwestern United States. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A metal rod for stirring fires; a gambling card game. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. An iron rod for poking or stirring the fire: a game of cards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Iron rod for stirring the fire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A poking instrument, as an iron rod for stirring a fire. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An iron bar used in stirring a fire. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. One who pokes; an iron bar used to stir fires; a bar of iron for driving hoops on masts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for poker

  1. Later, when the nightly poker game was beginning, Willy Lanham said, " Why didn't you just make a grab for her?" – The Hero by Elaine Wilber
  2. Wade, do you play poker – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey