poker

Poker is a card game that involves betting with chips and keeping a straight face. You can also play poker online and make any kind of face you want. Additionally, a poker is a tool you keep by a fireplace.

Two or more people with a deck of cards can play poker, which has many variations. Some poker games involve several rounds of betting, discarding, and being dealt new cards. Having a "poker face" means remaining expressionless, as if you were hiding the fact that you've got a winning hand of cards. A completely different kind of poker is the long metal fireplace tool that you use to stir up the fire, also called a fire iron.

Primary Meanings of poker

1.
n
any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
2.
n
fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
Full Definitions of poker
1

n any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand

Synonyms:
poker game
Types:
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draw, draw poker
poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
high-low
poker in which the high and low hands split the pot
penny ante, penny ante poker
poker played for small stakes
straight poker
poker in which each player gets 5 cards face down and bets are made without drawing any further cards
strip poker
poker in which a player's losses are paid by removing an article of clothing
stud, stud poker
poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt
Type of:
card game, cards
a game played with playing cards
2

n fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire

Synonyms:
fire hook, salamander, stove poker
Type of:
fire iron
metal fireside implements

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