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Poker Terms Glossary -- Definitions of Poker Terms

Learn what various poker terms mean here.
  1. Poker Abbreviations (17)

Pot Limit Betting Explained
Pot limit betting in poker is trickier than you might think -- here's how it really works.

Wild / Wild Cards

Poker Abbreviations Defined: Common Poker Acronyms
Learn the definition of commonly used poker acronyms like MTT, SnG, and NLHE.

Slang for Poker Hands
Learn the slang for poker hands so when you hear these nicknames while playing Texas Hold'em, you'll know what everyone is talking about.

Wheel

Broadway Card
Definition of Broadway Cards

Joker
Joker can mean a few different things in a poker game.

Turn

Action

Toke

Add-on

Trips

All in

Backdoor

Tilt / On Tilt

Bicycle / Bike

Tight

Bad Beat

Blank

Texas Hold'em

Board

Big Slick
What does it mean when someone says they've got "big slick?"

String bet

Bullets

Suckout

Boat

Straddle

Shootout

Shark

Bubble or On the Bubble

Scoop poker term

Bump

Set

Button

Satellite

Burn or Burn Card

Rock

Buy-in

River

Cowboys

Riffle

Rebuy

Calling Station

Rake

Cap / Capped

Rainbow

Chop

Post

Connectors

Quads

Counterfeit

Play the board

What it means to play loose in poker
What it means to play loose in poker

Cutoff

Paint

Donkey

Overcard

Family Pot

Fill Up

Nuts, the

Fish

No Limit

Flop

Muck

Floor

Limp

Fold

Laydown

Free Card

Kicker

Freezeout

Hi/Lo

Gutshot

Heads Up

Mechanic
Description of the term Mechanic

Outs

Hole Cards
Glossary definition of Hole Cards

Roll

Overlay
Description of the term, "Overlay" as regards the game of poker and wagering in general.

Ladies

Ajax

Computer hand
Why is Q7 called the computer hand?

Canine
What hand is sometimes called canine in poker?

Live Cards
Description of the term, live cards

Tells
Definition of the poker term, Tell

Side Bet
Description of the term Side Bet

Small Ball
Definition of the term Small Ball in poker

Slow-Play
Definition of the term, "Slow-Play"

Rag
Definition of the poker term "Rag"

Bounty Tournament
Description of bounty tournaments by pro poker coach, "Hatfield" Adam Stemple

Continuation Bet
Definition of Continuation Bet

Double Barrel
Definition of the term, Double Barrel, in poker

Resteal
Definition of the poker term, Resteal.

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