cold deck

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noun Cards Slang.

a pack with the cards in prearranged order, secretly exchanged for the one in use; stacked deck.

Origin of cold deck

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Historical Examples of cold deck

  • Cursing Bulldog for a cold-deck sharp, the other sullenly obeyed.

    Bulldog Carney

    W. A. Fraser