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1US informal A deck of cards which has been dishonestly arranged beforehand.
- ‘One application a cheat could use would be to use a false shuffle when a prearranged deck is switched in via a cold deck switch.’
- ‘This was one of the worst cold decks in recent memory.’
- ‘The best player in the world cannot beat cold decks or bad luck, and therefore running well is essential to having a real shot at winning.’
- ‘What other but cold decks can America unpack to play its games with the rest of the world after it began to feel it was the world's hegemony?’
- ‘But the strange thing about variance is the cold decks, bad flops, suckouts and bad beats seem to find a way to cluster themselves together.’
- ‘So many cold decks, one after the other, makes me wonder what I have to flop to win a pot?’
- ‘This was confounded by some cold decks in tourneys I honestly spent a few months believing the other player had the nuts every time he re-raised me.’
2North American A pile of logs stored away from the immediate area where logging is taking place.
heap, stack, mound, pyramid, mass, quantity, bundle, clump, bunch, jumbleView synonyms
- ‘Logs in cold decks may be effected by drying shrinkage and insect/fungi attacks during warm weather.’
- ‘After Christmas the men load the cold decks, using horse, power, onto sleds which are either pulled by horses or trucks or tractors.’
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