three-card trick

noun

a game in which players bet on which of three inverted playing cards is the queen

Nearby words

  1. three-ball match,
  2. three-base hit,
  3. three-birds,
  4. three-body problem,
  5. three-card monte,
  6. three-color,
  7. three-colour,
  8. three-cornered,
  9. three-d,
  10. three-day event

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Examples from the Web for three-card trick

  • Who caught them three-card-trick men after the Lewes races last year?

    The Man Who Knew|Edgar Wallace
  • It is disagreeable in the same way as discovering a three-card-trick man among a decent lot of folk in a third-class compartment.

    A Personal Record|Joseph Conrad