Associations to the word «Poker»


POKER, noun. A metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick. [from earlier 16th c.]
POKER, noun. One who pokes.
POKER, noun. A kind of duck, the pochard.
POKER, noun. Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game. [from earlier 19th c.]
POKER, noun. (poker) All the four cards of the same rank.
POKER, noun. (US) (colloquial) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.
POKER CHIP, noun. (gaming) A disk-shaped counter that is used when gambling to represent money.
POKER CHIPS, noun. Plural of poker chip
POKER FACE, noun. (poker) An impassive facial expression cultivated to prevent other players from determining whether one's actions in the game are the result of a quality hand, or of bluffing.
POKER FACE, noun. Any similar expression used to prevent giving away one's motives, feelings, or situation.
POKER FACED, adjective. Alternative spelling of poker-faced
POKER FACES, noun. Plural of poker face
POKER MACHINE, noun. (gambling) (US) (Australia) (New Zealand) A slot machine used for gambling.
POKER MACHINES, noun. Plural of poker machine
POKER RUN, noun. (motorcycling) A motorcycling event where each participant pays a fee, and then follows a course with checkpoints, at each of which a playing card is drawn. At the last checkpoint, the rider with the best poker hand is the winner. Typically poker runs end with a party, and the proceeds benefit a charity.
POKER RUNS, noun. Plural of poker run

Dictionary definition

POKER, noun. Fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire.
POKER, noun. Any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand.

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