a gambling game in which the players are shown three cards and bet that they can identify one particular card of the three, as stipulated by the dealer, after the cards have been moved around face down by the dealer.
a form of three-card stud poker.
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How to use three-card monte in a sentence
Of course, but after years of playing three-card monte with the Edwardses, is anybody listening?
But the hotel-keepers and three-card-monte men are not waiting for that discovery to grow rich.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
Two of the well-known sharpers who hung around the camps had enticed little Pete in there, and to a game of three-card monte.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) | John McElroy
Within another were all the appliances for three-card monte or Faro.Buckskin Mose | Buckskin Mose
Not a three-card monte man or a whip seller or a vendor of non-intoxicants.Just Irish | Charles Battell Loomis
Even a more fruitful source of income than the pulley-weights was the interesting little game known as three-card monte.The Life and Adventures of Ben Hogan, the Wickedest Man in the World | Benedict Hogan