eldest hand

noun

: the card player who first receives cards in the deal

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eldest hand was circa 1597

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“Eldest hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eldest%20hand. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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