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[hahy-loh for 1, 3; hahy-loh for 2] /ˈhaɪˈloʊ for 1, 3; ˈhaɪˌloʊ for 2/
noun
1.
a game of poker in which both high and low hands are eligible to win, the pot usually being split equally between the player with the highest hand and the player with the lowest hand.
2.
Also, highlow. an ankle-high, laced shoe.
3.
Chiefly Bridge. a signal for one's partner to lead a suit, conveyed by playing a high card and then a lower card in that suit.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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Examples for high-low
  • The real high-low problem doesn't arise when the object is too low.

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