three card monte

three-card monte

[three-kahrd]
noun Cards.
1.
a gambling game in which the players are shown three cards and bet that they can identify one particular card of the three, as stipulated by the dealer, after the cards have been moved around face down by the dealer.
2.
a form of three-card stud poker.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism

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three-card monte

noun
a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time [syn: monte
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