dealing box


a box that holds a deck or decks of cards, allowing them to be dealt only one at a time, often used in casino games such as blackjack or chemin de fer.

Origin of dealing box

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called shoe. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dealing box

  • The pack is then cut and placed with the faces of the cards upwards in the dealing-box.

    Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
  • The dealing-box, however, is more complicated in its construction.

    Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne