There are 2 definitions of poker in English:

poker1

Syllabification: pok·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpōkər
 
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noun

A metal rod with a handle, used for prodding and stirring an open fire.
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  • You will tell them that most nights you just sit home chewing on white-hot pokers straight from the fire.
  • We could not produce blue-prints or mould metal pokers in the forge.
  • Soldiers also use pokers and metal detectors, digging deeper earth to locate the mines.

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There are 2 definitions of poker in English:

poker2

Syllabification: pok·er
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpōkər/

noun

A card game played by two or more people who bet on the value of the hands dealt to them. A player wins the pool either by having the highest combination at the showdown or by forcing all opponents to concede without a showing of the hand, sometimes by means of bluff.
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  • I do not know of any state that has passed a law stating that players can play poker online.
  • Also, to refuse to fold when a player knows that he or she is beat is stubbornness, not poker.
  • To succeed at the top levels of poker you need your head, your heart and your groin to be able to take it.

Origin

mid 19th century: of US origin; perhaps related to German pochen 'to brag', Pochspiel 'bragging game'.

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