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dealing box

a box that holds a deck or decks of cards, allowing them to be dealt only one at a time, often used in casino games such as blackjack or chemin de fer.
Also called shoe.
Origin of dealing box
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pack is then cut and placed with the faces of the cards upwards in the dealing-box.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • The dealing-box, however, is more complicated in its construction.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne

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