- 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 stackstack·er, nounstack·less, adjectivere·stack, verb (used with object)un·stack, adjective, verb
Words nearby stack
Example sentences from the Web for 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.
A stacker web belt may be laced by turning the ends up and lacing them together flat at right angles to rest of belt.
Here the sixth man, the stacker, receives it, and piles it into a small mountain nicely calculated to resist cyclones.Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty|Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
Especially note which belts are to run crossedusually the main belt and the stacker belt.
If he put a man to mow, it kept them all idle at the stacker, and he just couldn't get enough men.Letters of a Woman Homesteader|Elinore Pruitt Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for stacker
Derived forms of stackstackable, adjectivestacker, noun
Word Origin for stack
Scientific definitions for stacker
Idioms and Phrases with stacker
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