Definition of elder hand in English:

elder hand


  • (in card games for two players, e.g. piquet) the player dealt to.

    • ‘he looks at them he must show them to the elder hand, after the elder has named the suit he will lead first, or has led a card.’
    • ‘The Elder hand exchanges his cards first, so he has the advantage here.’
    • ‘For elder hand, this will often determine all 7 cards to keep.’