Origin of six-spot

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for six-spot

Historical Examples of six-spot

  • On some of the boards the numbers were indicated by playing-cards, from ace to six-spot, tacked down.

  • A king of diamonds showed first, then a ten-spot and a six-spot of the same suit.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Camillo Bill's next card was an ace, Claw paired his jack and Brent drew a six-spot.


    James B. Hendryx

  • The “hole” card was not promising—it was only a six-spot; but, backing his luck, Smith bet high on it.


    Caroline Lockhart

  • Had the obstructive card been a six-spot of clubs instead of a seven-spot, victory was mine.

    The Boss of Little Arcady

    Harry Leon Wilson