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cold deck

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noun Cards Slang.
  1. a pack with the cards in prearranged order, secretly exchanged for the one in use; stacked deck.
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Origin of cold deck

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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  • Cursing Bulldog for a cold-deck sharp, the other sullenly obeyed.

    Bulldog Carney

    W. A. Fraser