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misdeal

[ mis-deel ]
/ mɪsˈdil /
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verb (used with or without object), mis·dealt, mis·deal·ing.
to deal wrongly or incorrectly, especially to deal the wrong number at cards.
noun
Cards. a deal in which the wrong number of cards have been distributed or in which the cards were dealt in the wrong order or manner, necessitating a new deal and the cancellation of any points made on the hand, sometimes with a penalty to the dealer.
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Origin of misdeal

First recorded in 1475–85; mis-1 + deal1

OTHER WORDS FROM misdeal

mis·deal·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misdeal

misdeal
/ (ˌmɪsˈdiːl) /

verb -deals, -dealing or -dealt
(intr) to deal out cards incorrectly
noun
a faulty deal

Derived forms of misdeal

misdealer, noun
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