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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Examples from the Web for cold deck
Cursing Bulldog for a cold-deck sharp, the other sullenly obeyed.Bulldog Carney|W. A. Fraser