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

  • noun A poker game in which both high and low hands are eligible to win.
  • noun A signal chiefly in bridge for one's partner to lead a suit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A high shoe fastened with a leather thong in front; any ankle-boot.

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

  • noun A laced boot, ankle high.

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

  • noun A laced ankle-high boot.

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

  • noun poker in which the high and low hands split the pot


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  • Beat me to it, jenn. :-)

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