(In card games for three or more players) the first player dealt to, usually the player immediately to the left of the dealer.
More example sentences
- If eldest hand passes, dealer's partner may call the trump suit or pass and so on.
- The cards are dealt in rotation to the right, beginning with the eldest hand.
- The player who received the first card from the deal may be known as eldest hand, or as forehand.
Definition of eldest hand in:
- The US English dictionary