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high-low

[ hahy-loh for 1, 3, 4; hahy-loh for 2 ]
/ ˈhaɪˈloʊ for 1, 3, 4; ˈhaɪˌloʊ for 2 /
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noun

a game of poker in which both high and low hands are eligible to win, the pot usually being split equally between the player with the highest hand and the player with the lowest hand.
Also high·low . an ankle-high, laced shoe.
Chiefly Bridge. a signal for one's partner to lead a suit, conveyed by playing a high card and then a lower card in that suit.

adjective

having a hemline that is longer in the back than the front: high-low dresses; a high-low blouse.

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Origin of high-low

First recorded in 1795–1805
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