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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joker  \Jok"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  makes  jokes  or  jests. 
 
  2.  (Card  Playing)  See  {Rest  bower},  under  2d  {Bower}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bower  \Bow"er\  (bou"[~e]r),  n.  [G.  bauer  a  peasant.  So  called 
  from  the  figure  sometimes  used  for  the  knave  in  cards.  See 
  {Boor}.] 
  One  of  the  two  highest  cards  in  the  pack  commonly  used  in  the 
  game  of  euchre. 
 
  {Right  bower},  the  knave  of  the  trump  suit,  the  highest  card 
  (except  the  ``Joker'')  in  the  game. 
 
  {Left  bower},  the  knave  of  the  other  suit  of  the  same  color 
  as  the  trump,  being  the  next  to  the  right  bower  in  value. 
 
 
  {Best  bower}  or  {Joker},  in  some  forms  of  euchre  and  some 
  other  games,  an  extra  card  sometimes  added  to  the  pack, 
  which  takes  precedence  of  all  others  as  the  highest  card. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joker 
  n  1:  a  person  who  enjoys  telling  or  playing  jokes  [syn:  {jokester}] 
  2:  a  person  who  does  something  thoughtless  or  annoying;  "some 
  joker  is  blocking  the  driveway"  [syn:  {turkey}] 




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