- a given quantity of chips that can be bought at one time, as in poker or other gambling games.
- the quantity of chips held by a player at a given point in a gambling game.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Aviation. to control the flight patterns of airplanes waiting to land at an airport so that each circles at a designated altitude.
- Informal. to compare; measure up (often followed by against): How does the movie stack up against the novel?
- Informal. to appear plausible or in keeping with the known facts: Your story just doesn't stack up.
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Idioms for stack
- to arrange cards or a pack of cards so as to cheat: He stacked the deck and won every hand.
- to manipulate events, information, etc., especially unethically, in order to achieve an advantage or desired result.
Origin of stack
OTHER WORDS FROM stackstacker, nounstackless, adjectivere·stack, verb (used with object)un·stack, adjective, verb
Example sentences from the Web for stack
When the draft approached, Zwit had to do the menial but necessary job of alphabetizing stacks of 500 draft cards.Baseball told Kim Ng no (and no, and no) before it finally said yes|Candace Buckner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Another way to improve efficiency is to look for integration opportunities in your marketing stack.How a well-oiled marketing operations machine drives business forward|Sponsored Content: Workfront|November 12, 2020|Search Engine Land
Each of those channels is associated with a different part of the marketing technology stack.Building connections between siloed channels, technologies and teams|Sponsored Content: Integrate|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
Built by Limbut and colleagues, the instrument’s sensor is composed of stacks of graphene sheets.A new portable device can reveal a chili pepper’s heat|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 10, 2020|Science News
No matter the score, no matter the size of the stack of papers Bharti had to grade or the magnitude of some faraway death toll, a daughter and her father could pause long enough to lament missed tackles or poor ball security or a dud of a game plan.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
It has the advantage of keeping the straw under more perfect control than the common stacker.
The successive belts may then be put on one at a time, until the stacker belt is put on after its pulleys have been oiled.
Especially note which belts are to run crossedusually the main belt and the stacker belt.
A stacker web belt may be laced by turning the ends up and lacing them together flat at right angles to rest of belt.
In moving machine with wind stacker in place, care should be taken to see that it rests in its support before machine moves.
British Dictionary definitions for stack
Derived forms of stackstackable, adjectivestacker, noun
Word Origin for stack
Scientific definitions for stack
Idioms and Phrases with stack
In addition to the idioms beginning with stack
- stack the cards
- stack up
- blow one's top (stack)
- cards are stacked
- needle in a haystack
- swear on a stack of bibles