from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A card in stud poker that is dealt face-down and that the holder is not obliged to reveal before the showdown.
  • n. Informal Something held in reserve until it can be used advantageously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A playing card, dealt face down, that the holder need not reveal until the showdown
  • n. Something held in reserve, or concealed, until it is useful

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (poker) a playing card dealt face down and not revealed until the showdown
  • n. any assets that are concealed until they can be used advantageously


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