English version

poker in Household topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpokerpok‧er /ˈpəʊkə $ ˈpoʊkər/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]DGC a card game that people usually play for money 🔊 Can you play poker?2 poker.jpg [countable]DH a metal stick used to move coal or wood in a fire to make it burn better
Examples from the Corpus
pokerShe picked up a brass poker and stirred up the fire which already burnt brightly in the grate.Consider analogies with another human game, poker.With his poker and torch he sought out the noise.Through the years, Jose prospers until he is shot after winning a lucrative poker game.Albert, normally poker faced, wore a look of pure dismay.That could prove difficult for Chelsea, a fun-loving girl who likes ballet dancing, volley ball and playing poker.The children squealed with delight when Karen tallied up the poker chips and announced that Jennifer and Bryan had the highest scores.Jen and I went to the back, where they were playing quarter slots and video poker.play pokerThat could prove difficult for Chelsea, a fun-loving girl who likes ballet dancing, volley ball and playing poker.Instead of playing the fiddle, they could sip cocktails and play poker while nuclear war devastated the world outside their bunker.Best of all, her father was six blocks away, playing poker at Harry Reilly's.They would come over anytime of day or night to drink, play poker and tell jokes.Going in the opposite direction, she passed through the lounge and saw the diehards, all men, still playing poker.My godfather took me to dinner here and we played poker afterwards with a few of the members.Yet friends who play poker with him at a monthly game say he is quick-witted and extremely wry.