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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Faro  \Far"o\,  n.  [Said  to  be  so  called  because  the  Egyptian  king 
  Pharaoh  was  formerly  represented  upon  one  of  the  cards.] 
  A  gambling  game  at  cardds,  in  whiich  all  the  other  players 
  play  against  the  dealer  or  banker,  staking  their  money  upon 
  the  order  in  which  the  cards  will  lie  and  be  dealt  from  the 
  pack. 
 
  {Faro  bank},  the  capital  which  the  proprietor  of  a  farotable 
  ventures  in  the  game;  also  the  place  where  a  game  of  faro 
  is  played.  --Hoyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  faro 
  n  :  a  card  game  in  which  players  bet  against  the  dealer  on  the 
  cards  he  will  draw  from  a  dealing  box 




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