Meaning of POKER in English

POKER

1. n. a stiff metal rod with a handle for stirring an open fire.

Phrases and idioms:

poker-work

1. the technique of burning designs on white wood etc. with a heated metal rod.

2 a design made in this way.2. n. a card-game in which bluff is used as players bet on the value of their hands.

Phrases and idioms:

poker-dice dice with card designs from ace to nine instead of spots. poker-face

1. the impassive countenance appropriate to a poker-player.

2 a person with this. poker-faced having a poker-face.

Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. G pochen to brag, Pochspiel bragging game

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.