poker dice

poker dice

noun
1.
dice that, instead of being marked with spots, carry on their faces a picture or symbol representing the six highest playing cards: ace, king, queen, jack, ten, nine.
2.
any of various gambling games played with from three to six such dice.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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poker dice
 
n
1.  a dice marked on its six faces with the pictures of the playing cards from ace to nine
2.  a gambling game, based on poker hands, played with five such dice

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poker dice

game involving five dice specially marked to simulate a playing-card deck's top six cards (ace, king, queen, jack, 10, 9). The object is to throw a winning poker hand, with hands ranking as in poker except that five of a kind is high and there are no flushes. After a player's first throw, he elects either to stand pat or to draw (throw again), as in draw poker; in the latter case he separates out his best-showing dice and rolls up to three of the dice again, after which his result stands. In a version called horses, a hand of five aces loses. The game of Yahtzee evolved from poker dice.

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