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card +‎ sharp

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cardsharp (plural cardsharps)

  1. A professional cheater at card games.
    One of Tim's great-grandparents had been a cardsharp in the wild west, and had been shot dead during a game.
    • 1989, Jean Haught, Prisoner of Passion, London: Zebra, →ISBN, page 34:
      When the businessmen quit, there had been two other men eager to take their chairs. The ranchers were somewhat leery about allowing strangers to join their game. They had been suckered in by a slick cardsharp once and had learned a lesson that still galled them whenever they were reminded of it.

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