cold deck

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Etymology[edit]

From the metaphor that the deck (of cards) is cold, in the sense "heartless, emotionless"

Noun[edit]

cold deck (plural cold decks)

  1. (poker) A hand where two or more players have very strong hands and one or more of them loses a lot of chips despite the strength of the hand(s) involved.

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Verb[edit]

cold deck (third-person singular simple present cold decks, present participle cold decking, simple past and past participle cold decked)

  1. (nonstandard) To inflict a cold deck situation on an opponent.

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