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[kahrd-pley-er] /ˈkɑrdˌpleɪ ər/
a person who plays cards.
Origin of cardplayer
1580-90; card1 + player

Card Players, The

a painting (1892) by Paul Cézanne. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Very solemnly he passes down the aisle distributing rolled-up strips of paper among the card players.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • The card players were for the most part situated in the back of the room.

    The Firebug Roy J. Snell
  • Then he quickly glanced at the card players and saw a hostile movement.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • The card players were gambling, and money clinked on the table before them.

    Frank Merriwell's Triumph Burt L. Standish
  • The card players were still at it and seemed all unconscious of the lengthening shadows.

    The Carter Girls Nell Speed
  • The old man pointed to the boy in the chair beside the card players.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • A print, painted and engraved by John Lyvijus of two card players quarrelling.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • He looked across the car, where the card players were still absorbed.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • He learns that she is the granddaughter of "the belle of St. Petersburg," famous in her old age as the luckiest of card players.

  • Speaking of card players, observe the gaze of anguish on the outpost.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley

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