Definition of hole card in English:

hole card

Syllabification: hole card

noun

  • 1(In stud or other forms of poker) a card that has been dealt face down.
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    • Next, a third hole card is dealt to each player, followed by another round of betting.
    • If he were to say ‘6 of diamonds ‘and this card is not a hole card nor in anyone's hand, nothing happens.’
    • The early surrender rule allows the player to throw in the hand before the dealer checks the hole card for a Blackjack.
  • 1.1chiefly North American A thing that is kept secret until it can be used to one’s own advantage.
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    • He's my hole card, ‘Sam said enthusiastically.’
    • ‘Home equity is your hole card,’ says Phillip, a financial planner.
    • That said, today is one of those days when I think the administration could be husbanding its hole cards a little better.

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