three-card monte

[three-kahrd]
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noun Cards.
  1. 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.
  2. a form of three-card stud poker.

Origin of three-card monte

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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