- 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.
- 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
Related Words for stackeruncounted, myriad, untold, endless, heap, immeasurable, incalculable, infinite, legion, limitless, many, mess, mint, multitudinous, numberless, oodles, peck, pile, raft, scads
Examples from the Web for stacker
Historical Examples of stacker
I c'n stand as long at the tail of a stacker as any man, sir.Other Main-Travelled Roads
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.
He had no man to run the mower and he couldn't run both the mower and the stacker, so you can fancy what a place he was in.Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Word Origin for stack
c.1300, "pile, heap, or group of things," from Old Norse stakkr "haystack" (cf. Danish stak, Swedish stack "heap, stack"), from Proto-Germanic *stakkoz, from PIE *stognos- (cf. Old Church Slavonic stogu "heap," Russian stog "haystack," Lithuanian stokas "pillar"), from root *steg- "pole, stick" (see stake (n.)). Meaning "set of shelves on which books are set out" is from 1879. Used of the chimneys of factories, locomotives, etc., since 1825.
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