Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A card game in which the players lay wagers on the top card of the dealer's pack.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A game played by betting on the order in which certain playing-cards (with reference simply to face-value) will appear when taken singly from the top of the pack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A gambling game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.
  • noun the capital which the proprietor of a faro table ventures in the game; also, the place where a game of faro is played.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A banking game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, who draws from a dealing box.

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

  • noun a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Pharaoh.]

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Presumably an alteration of pharaon, itself a transcription of French pharaon, perhaps as a name for the King of Hearts.

Examples

  • [6] To copper: a term in faro, meaning to play a card to lose.

    Chapter XI

  • [6] To copper: a term in faro, meaning to play a card to lose.

    Chapter XI

  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff

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  • "The faro game was also called "bucking the tiger" or "twisting the tiger's tail", which comes from early card backs that featured a drawing of a Bengal tiger. By the mid 19th century, the tiger was so commonly associated with the game that gambling districts where faro was popular became known as "tiger town", or in the case of smaller venues, "tiger alley". In fact, some gambling houses would simply hang a picture of a tiger in their windows to advertise that a game could be found within."

    -- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Faro_(card_game)&oldid=663781630

    June 8, 2015