showdown

noun show·down \ ˈshō-ˌdau̇n \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

Definition of showdown

1 : the placing of poker hands faceup on the table to determine the winner of a pot
2 : a decisive confrontation or contest

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First Known Use of showdown

1870

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SHOWDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of showdown for English Language Learners

  • : a meeting, argument, fight, etc., that will finally settle a disagreement between people or groups

  • : an important game or competition



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