hole card

noun

Definition of hole card

1 : a card in stud poker that is properly dealt facedown and that the holder need not expose before the showdown
2 : something (such as a reliable advantage) that is held in reserve especially for use at a strategic moment

First Known Use of hole card

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hole card was in 1908

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“Hole card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hole%20card. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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