from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who holds the bets in a game or contest.
- n. One who has a share or an interest, as in an enterprise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person holding the stakes of bettors, with the responsibility of delivering the pot to the winner of the bet.
- n. An escrow agent or custodian.
- n. A person filing an interpleader action, such as a garnishee or trustee, who acknowledges possession of property that is owed to one or more of several other claimants.
- n. A person or organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The holder of a stake; one with whom the bets are deposited when a wager is laid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who holds the stakes, or with whom the bets are deposited when a wager is laid.
- n. In law, one holding a fund which two or more claim adversely to each other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone entrusted to hold the stakes for two or more persons betting against one another; must deliver the stakes to the winner
From stake + holder. (Wiktionary)