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cold deck

noun, Cards Slang.
a pack with the cards in prearranged order, secretly exchanged for the one in use; stacked deck.
Origin of cold deck
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Cursing Bulldog for a cold-deck sharp, the other sullenly obeyed.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
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cold deck

noun phrase

A dishonest deck of playing cards, usually stacked or marked (1856+)

verb phrase

To take advantage of someone; dishonestly assure one's own winning; rig, stack the deck (1884+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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