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POKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poker mean? 

POKER (noun)
  The noun POKER has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: POKER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POKER (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fire hook; poker; stove poker; salamander

Hypernyms ("poker" is a kind of...):

fire iron (metal fireside implements)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

poker game; poker

Hypernyms ("poker" is a kind of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)

Domain member category:

raise (increasing the size of a bet (as in poker))

poker face (a face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player))

jackpot; kitty; pot (the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker))

ante ((poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "poker"):

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)


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