Part of speech: noun

A poking instrument, as an iron rod for stirring a fire.

Part of speech: noun

A game of cards in which the players bet on the value of their hands.

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Usage examples "poker":

  1. She blushed and turning towards the fire took up the poker and pretended to stir the coals. - "A Tale of a Lonely Parish", F. Marion Crawford.
  2. Just got in a few moments ago, Poker Face said. - "Judith of Blue Lake Ranch", Jackson Gregory.
  3. " Of his hand- his poker hand," I explained. - "Lady Baltimore", Owen Wister.