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.

Definitions of poker
  1. noun
    any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    synonyms: poker game
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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. noun
    fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    synonyms: fire hook, salamander, stove poker
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    type of:
    fire iron
    metal fireside implements
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