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misdeal

[mis-deel] /mɪsˈdil/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), misdealt, misdealing.
1.
to deal wrongly or incorrectly, especially to deal the wrong number at cards.
noun
2.
Cards. a deal in which the wrong number of cards have been distributed or in which the cards were dealt in the wrong order or manner, necessitating a new deal and the cancellation of any points made on the hand, sometimes with a penalty to the dealer.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; mis-1 + deal1
Related forms
misdealer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misdealt

misdeal

/ˌmɪsˈdiːl/
verb -deals, -dealing, -dealt
1.
(intransitive) to deal out cards incorrectly
noun
2.
a faulty deal
Derived Forms
misdealer, noun
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Word Origin and History for misdealt

misdeal

v.

1746, "to make an error in dealing (cards);" from mis- (1) + deal (v.). The noun in this sense is attested from 1850. The original verbal sense (late 15c.) was "to distribute unfairly."

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