[ fawr-spot, fohr- ]

  1. a playing card or the upward face of a die bearing four pips; a domino, one half of which bears four pips.

Origin of four-spot

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby four-spot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use four-spot in a sentence

  • A lightning change can be made from a five-spot to a four-spot while swinging the card.

  • True as steel, he was; stuck to me through my four-spot like th' bark to a tree.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
  • Look—this game is neatly blocked by one little four-spot on that queen.

    The Boss of Little Arcady | Harry Leon Wilson
  • The conversation, always returning to the red king and the black four-spot, ranged idly here and there.

    Saturday's Child | Kathleen Norris
  • Koukou drew, passed a four-spot to the Hetman, gave himself a five.

    Atlantida | Pierre Benoit