a playing card the face of which bears ten pips.
Slang. a ten-dollar bill.

Origin of ten-spot

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for ten-spot

Historical Examples of ten-spot

  • We calls her Ten-spot Mollie because she's got five freckles on each cheek.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • And when youre settling anyway there will be a ten-spot coming to me.

    The Bail Jumper

    Robert J. C. Stead

  • The ten-spot of hearts seemed to have startled her for some reason.

    Hearts and Masks

    Harold MacGrath

  • "I notice you've got a lot of guides in the halls," he said as the bellman eyed the ten-spot.

    Occasion for Disaster

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • 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