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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poker  \Pok"er\,  n.  [From  {Poke}  to  push.] 
  1.  One  who  pokes. 
  2.  That  which  pokes  or  is  used  in  poking,  especially  a  metal 
  bar  or  rod  used  in  stirring  a  fire  of  coals. 
  3.  A  poking-stick.  --Decker. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  poachard.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Poker  picture},  a  picture  formed  in  imitation  of 
  bisterwashed  drawings,  by  singeing  the  surface  of  wood 
  with  a  heated  poker  or  other  iron. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poker  \Pok"er\,  n.  [Of  uncertain  etymol.] 
  A  game  at  cards  derived  from  brag,  and  first  played  about 
  1835  in  the  Southwestern  United  States.  --Johnson's  Cyc. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poker  \Pok"er\,  n.  [Cf.  Dan.  pokker  the  deuce,  devil,  also  W. 
  pwci,  a  hobgoblin,  bugbear,  and  E.  puck.] 
  Any  imagined  frightful  object,  especially  one  supposed  to 
  haunt  the  darkness;  a  bugbear.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Poachard  \Poach"ard\,  n.  [From  {Poach}  to  stab.]  [Written  also 
  {pocard},  {pochard}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  common  European  duck  ({Aythya  ferina});  --  called  also 
  {goldhead},  {poker},  and  {fresh-water,  or  red-headed}, 
  b  The  American  redhead,  which  is  closely  allied  to  the 
  European  poachard. 
  {Red-crested  poachard}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Old  World  duck  ({Branta 
  {Scaup  poachard},  the  scaup  duck. 
  {Tufted  poachard},  a  scaup  duck  ({Aythya,  or  Fuligula 
  cristata}),  native  of  Europe  and  Asia. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  metal  rod  with  a  handle;  used  to  stir  a  fire  [syn:  {stove 
  poker},  {fire  hook},  {salamander}] 
  2:  any  of  various  card  games  in  which  players  bet  that  they 
  hold  the  highest-ranking  hand  [syn:  {poker  game}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  POKER,  n.  A  game  said  to  be  played  with  cards  for  some  purpose  to 
  this  lexicographer  unknown. 

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