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noun

(used with a plural verb) dice that, instead of being marked with spots, carry on their faces a picture or symbol representing the six highest playing cards: ace, king, queen, jack, ten, nine.
(usually used with a singular verb) any of various gambling games played with from three to six such dice.

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Origin of poker dice

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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poker dice

noun

a dice marked on its six faces with the pictures of the playing cards from ace to nine
a gambling game, based on poker hands, played with five such dice
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