side card

side card

noun Cards.
1.
Poker. the highest card in a hand that is not part of a scoring combination, as not being one of a pair, three of a kind, etc., and that serves to determine by its denomination the higher ranking of two otherwise equal hands.
2.
a card other than a trump; plain card.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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