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a person who cheats at card games: Keep your eyes closely on the cardsharp’s hands.
Not to be confused with:
card shark – an expert cardplayer: He was a card shark who played poker for a living.
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 (kärd′shärp′) also card·sharp·er (-shär′pər)
An expert in cheating at cards.

card′sharp′ing n.
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(ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp) or


(Card Games) a professional card player who cheats
ˈcardˌsharping n
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also card′sharp`er,

a person who cheats at card games.
Also called card′ shark`.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardsharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card gamescardsharp - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
card player - someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
chiseler, chiseller, defrauder, grifter, scammer, swindler, gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
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[ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp] N cardsharper [ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːpəʳ] Nfullero/a m/f, tahur m
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[ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp] nbaro
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References in classic literature ?
After a few drinks Goldberger began, with some hesitation, to narrate how he had had a quarrel over his best girl with a professional "cardsharp," who had hit him in the jaw.
David O'Meara's grand old campaigner has run some eye-catching races already this term and followed a good second to Cardsharp at York in May by finishing ninth in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last time.
At loo b Newmarket, CARDSHARP looks capable of bouncing back in the Group 3 Randox Health Criterion Stakes (3.15).
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He joins forces with Companion in the Listed Randox Health Empress Fillies' Stakes (2.05) and Cardsharp in the Group 3 Randox Health Criterion Stakes (3.15), where he will take on former Group 1 winners Limato and Suedois.
Lucky Deal - who was giving trainer Johnston a quick across-the-card treble following wins for Cardsharp at York and Elarqam at Goodwood - is now as low as 12-1 but 16-1 with Paddy Power, Betfair and William Hill for the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle at the end of the next month.
He is drawn in stall 16 with the benefit of the speedy Cardsharp alongside in 15.
Mark Johnston's top-weight Cardsharp heads 170 entries.
Mark Johnston's Cardsharp and Roger Varian's pacey Laugh A Minute head a strong three-year-old squad in the race.
Craig can do this, despite not being a professional cardsharp (he can also spin a ball better than most dealers; you pick up a lot after 40 years) -- but his main weapon was always the numbers, indeed that's how he first became suspicious of the scammers, "because I looked at the analytics and the game margins didn't look right".
Mark Johnston saddles Cardsharp for Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, while Godolphin bank on outsider Roussel, who was runner-up in the Windsor Castle at last year's meeting.
4.25 (6f, PS31,190): 1, CARDSHARP (S De Sousa) 3-1; 2, Dancing Star 9-2; 3, Mythmaker 4-1.