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Discard Pile

  1. Noun

    The collection of all cards that have been removed from each player's hand and that are no longer in play.

    EXAMPLE: "When the dealer shuffled up the discard pile to prepare for the next hand, the cut card accidentally got shuffled in. It was kind of funny."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Deadwood, Muck

  2. Noun

    The physical location on the table at which cards that are no longer in play should be placed.

    EXAMPLE: "I can't reach across the table. Could you put these in the discard pile?"

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Discard, Fold, Muck

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