a gambling game in which players place bets on a special board or layout, betting on each series of two cards as they are drawn from a box containing the dealer's or banker's pack.
Other definitions for Faro (2 of 2)
a seaport in S Portugal.
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How to use faro in a sentence
Carlos Dada, El faro’s director, talks of “a silent exile” that affects all kinds of citizens, including journalists, lawyers and members of the political opposition.
In 1991, Muehl was convicted of having sex with minors, served seven years, then moved with a core of followers to faro, Portugal.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl | Anthony Haden-Guest | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a village green in each town, a schoolhouse, a golf course, and a club where the honchos played faro and stud.How Gabriel Garcia Marquez Brought Down Samuel Zemurray, the Banana King | Rich Cohen | June 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Carlos Dada, editor of El faro, believes his detractors protest too much.El Salvador’s Violence Dips After a Truce Between Gangs and Government | Mac Margolis | April 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Try a few sharing plates to start—the Cippoline onions or mint faro and squash.
Somewhat confused by this humiliating avowal, Madame Bodard returned to her place at a faro-table.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Fox and other gamesters of the wild time supplemented the faro-bank by betting at Newmarket.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Mrs. Berlinton's house opened, failed not to be filled; and opened for a faro table, to be filled with a peculiar set.Camilla | Fanny Burney
When the South laid down the fugitive slave bill, on the national faro-table, Mr. Webster bet his all upon that card.The Trial of Theodore Parker | Theodore Parker
The faro Table was now re-opened, and again but too powerfully sharpened the faculties which mortification had blunted.Camilla | Fanny Burney
British Dictionary definitions for faro (1 of 2)
a gambling game in which players bet against the dealer on what cards he will turn up
British Dictionary definitions for Faro (2 of 2)
a port and resort in S Portugal: destroyed by earthquakes in 1722 and 1755. Pop: 58 051 (2001)
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