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 for Poker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poachard \Poach"ard\ (p[=o]ch"[~e]rd), n. [From Poach to
     stab.] [Written also pocard, pochard.] (Zool.)
     (a) A common European duck ({Aythya ferina); -- called also
         goldhead, poker, and fresh-water widgeon, or
         red-headed widgeon.
     (b) The American redhead, which is closely allied to the
         European poachard.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Red-crested poachard (Zool.), an Old World duck ({Branta
        rufina).
  
     Scaup poachard, the scaup duck.
  
     Tufted+poachard,+a+scaup+duck+({Aythya+cristata">Tufted poachard, a scaup duck ({Aythya cristata, or
        Fuligula cristata), native of Europe and Asia.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poker \Pok"er\, n. [Cf. Dan. pokker the deuce, devil, also W.
     pwci, a hobgoblin, bugbear, and E. puck.]
     Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to
     haunt the darkness; a bugbear. [Colloq. U. S.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poker \Pok"er\, n. [From Poke to push.]
     1. One who pokes.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal
        bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A poking-stick. --Decker.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Zool.) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Poker picture, a picture formed in imitation of
        bisterwashed drawings, by singeing the surface of wood
        with a heated poker or other iron. --Fairholt.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Poker \Pok"er\, n. [Of uncertain etymol.]
     A game at cards derived from brag, and first played about
     1835 in the Southwestern United States. --Johnson's Cyc.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: A poker hand is played with a poker deck, composed of
           fifty-two cards, of thirteeen values, each card value
           being represented once in each of four "suits", namely
           spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. The game is played
           in many variations, but almost invariably the stage of
           decision as to who wins occurs when each player has
           five cards (or chooses five cards from some larger
           number available to him). The winner usually is the
           player with the highest-valued hand, but, in some
           variations, the winner may be the player with the
           lowest-valued hand. The value of a hand is ranked by
           hand types, representing the relationships of the cards
           to each other. [The hand types are ranked by the
           probability of receiving such a hand when dealt five
           cards.] Within each hand type the value is also ranked
           by the values of the cards. The hand types are labeled,
           in decreasing value: five of a kind; royal flush;
           straight flush; four of a kind; full house (coll. full
           boat, or boat); flush; straight; three of a kind; two
           pairs; one pair; and, when the contending players have
           no hands of any of the above types, the player with the
           highest-valued card wins -- if there is a tie, the
           next-highest-valued card of the tied players determines
           the winner, and so on. If two players have the same
           type of hand, the value of the cards within each type
           determines the winner; thus, if two players both have
           three of a kind (and no other player has a higher type
           of hand), the player whose three matched cards have the
           highest card value is the winner.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  poker
      n 1: fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to
           stir a fire [syn: poker, stove poker, fire hook,
           salamander]
      2: any of various card games in which players bet that they hold
         the highest-ranking hand [syn: poker, poker game]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "poker":
     andiron, chain, coal tongs, crane, crook, damper, fire hook,
     fire tongs, firedog, grate, grating, grid, griddle, gridiron,
     grill, griller, lifter, pothook, salamander, spit, tongs, tripod,
     trivet, turnspit
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  POKER, n.  A game said to be played with cards for some purpose to
  this lexicographer unknown.
  

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