three-card monte love

three-card monte

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

  • n. A gambling game in which the dealer shows a player three cards, then turns them face down and moves them around, and the player must guess the position of a particular card.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money that they can find the money card, for example the queen of hearts, among three face-down playing cards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a gambling game using playing cards, in which a dealer shows a bettor three cards face up and specifies one to be identified, and after the cards are turned face down and moved around quickly, the bettor must identify which of the three cards is the specified card. It is sometimes engaged in by dealers on the streets of a city, with bets made by passers-by.

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

  • n. a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time

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