- a playing card the face of which bears ten pips.
- Slang. a ten-dollar bill.
Origin of ten-spot
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for ten-spot
We calls her Ten-spot Mollie because she's got five freckles on each cheek.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
And when youre settling anyway there will be a ten-spot coming to me.The Bail Jumper
Robert J. C. Stead
The ten-spot of hearts seemed to have startled her for some reason.Hearts and Masks</p>
"I notice you've got a lot of guides in the halls," he said as the bellman eyed the ten-spot.Occasion for Disaster
Gordon Randall Garrett
A king of diamonds showed first, then a ten-spot and a six-spot of the same suit.Crooked Trails and Straight
William MacLeod Raine