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pok·er 1

 (pō′kər)
n.
One that pokes, especially a metal rod used to stir a fire.

pok·er 2

 (pō′kər)
n.
Any of various card games played by two or more players who bet on the value of their hands.

[Probably from French poque, a card game similar to poker popular in the 18th century, probably from German pochen, to knock, pound, boast, brag (as in (ich) poche, (I) knock, bet (said while rapping the table when opening in the German card game Pochspiel)); akin to German poch, interjection imitative of a knock.]

poker

(ˈpəʊkə)
n
1. (Tools) a metal rod, usually with a handle, for stirring a fire
2. a person or thing that pokes

poker

(ˈpəʊkə)
n
(Card Games) a card game of bluff and skill in which bets are made on the hands dealt, the highest-ranking hand (containing the most valuable combinations of sequences and sets of cards) winning the pool
[C19: probably from French poque similar card game]

pok•er1

(ˈpoʊ kər)

n.
1. a person or thing that pokes.
2. a metal rod for poking or stirring a fire.
[1525–35]

pok•er2

(ˈpoʊ kər)

n.
a card game played by two or more persons, in which the players bet on the value of their hands, the winner taking the pool.
[1825–35, Amer.; perhaps orig. braggart, bluffer; compare Middle Low German poken to brag, play, Middle Dutch poken to bluff, brag]

Poker

A metal rod about two feet long with a handle on one end and a right angle bend on the other. Pokers were used to stir burning wood or coal in stoves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Poker - fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handlepoker - fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
fire iron - metal fireside implements
2.Poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking handpoker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
draw poker, draw - poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
high-low - poker in which the high and low hands split the pot
penny ante poker, penny ante - poker played for small stakes
straight poker - poker in which each player gets 5 cards face down and bets are made without drawing any further cards
strip poker - poker in which a player's losses are paid by removing an article of clothing
stud poker, stud - poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt
raise - increasing the size of a bet (as in poker); "I'll see your raise and double it"
poker face - a face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player)
jackpot, kitty, pot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
ante - (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
Translations
بوكِر: لُعبَة في وَرَق اللعْبلُعبَة البُوكَرمِحْراك النّار
pokerpohrabáč
pokerildrager
hiilihanko
poker
piszkavas
pókerskörungur
火かき棒
부지깽이
pokers
kutáčpoker
poker
ไพ่โป๊กเกอร์
pokerocak sürgüsü
bài poke

poker

1 [ˈpəʊkəʳ] N (for fire) → atizador m, hurgón m

poker

2 [ˈpəʊkəʳ] N (Cards) → póker m, póquer m
to have a poker facetener una cara impasible, tener una cara de póker
see also stiff A3

poker

[ˈpəʊkər] n
(metal)tisonnier m
(= card game) → poker m
I play poker → Je joue au poker.poker-faced [ˈpəʊkərfeɪst] adjau visage impassible

poker

:
poker dice
n
(= single dice)Pokerwürfel m; (= set of five)Pokerwürfel pl
no pl (= game)Würfelpoker nt or m
poker face
nPokergesicht nt, → Pokerface nt
poker-faced
adjmit einem Pokergesicht or Pokerface; (= bored)mit unbewegter Miene
pokerwork
n (Brit) → Brandmalerei f

poker

1
n (for fire) → Schürhaken m, → Feuerhaken m

poker

2
n (Cards) → Poker nt

poker

1 [ˈpəʊkəʳ] n (for fire) → attizzatoio

poker

2 [ˈpəʊkəʳ] n (Cards) → poker m inv

poker1

(ˈpəukə) noun
a kind of card game usually played for money.

Poker

لُعبَة البُوكَر poker poker Schürhaken πόκερ póquer hiilihanko poker poker attizzatoio 火かき棒 부지깽이 poker ildrake pogrzebacz atiçador, pôquer покер poker ไพ่โป๊กเกอร์ poker bài poke 扑克牌
References in classic literature ?
While this attack lasted, the family lived in constant fear of a conflagration, for the odor of burning wood pervaded the house at all hours, smoke issued from attic and shed with alarming frequency, red-hot pokers lay about promiscuously, and Hannah never went to bed without a pail of water and the dinner bell at her door in case of fire.
And it was at this moment that Jack Kearns suggested poker.
Well, Pip," said Joe, taking up the poker, and settling himself to his usual occupation when he was thoughtful, of slowly raking the fire between the lower bars: "I'll tell you.
said Sikes, seizing the poker in one hand, and deliberately opening with the other a large clasp-knife, which he drew from his pocket.
He made a strong effort, plucked up his courage, shivered the lock with a blow or two of the poker, opened the door, and there, sure enough, standing bolt upright in the corner, was the last tenant, with a little bottle clasped firmly in his hand, and his face--well
THE Committee on Gerrymander worked late, drawing intricate lines on a map of the State, and being weary sought repose in a game of poker.
When he had finished, Trent took up the cards, which he had shuffled for Poker, and dealt them out for Patience.
Two feet below you; take the poker from the fireplace and strike three times on the floor.
Possibly there was no red-hot poker handy: but some sticks were forthcoming in a moment, and threatening faces surrounded the poor old wanderer, who waved them back with quiet dignity.
Under this I thrust the end of the poker and twisted it outward as a lever.
He looked rather stealthily at Rodney, who was tapping the coal nervously with a poker, and quivering almost physically, so Denham thought, with desire to talk about this play of his, and vanity unrequited and urgent.
When we saw a light burning in his office late at night, we knew that a game of poker was going on.