a room equipped for playing cards:
The club has a big cardroom.
(in some U.S. states or cities) a commercial gambling establishment licensed to conduct card games, usually poker, only.
a room for carding wool.
She took the count’s arm once more and moved forward into a small boudoir which adjoined the cardroom.
The Chouans Honore de Balzac
Beware of the cardroom and the poker sharps who travel on the great liners.
The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
The third act was going on, and I accordingly visited the cardroom, and there lost two hundred sequins at a single deal.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The dining car was in reality a cardroom between meals—and such meals, for we had stocked the larder ourselves.
Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
Then he strolled up into the cardroom and tried to interest himself in watching a game of bridge.
The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
Let us go into the cardroom, but first let us see if we can find anything in the way of nourishment, for I begin to be hungry.
Jorrocks’ Jaunts and Jollities Robert Smith Surtees
As she came back she left the cardroom door open, so as to hear if any one should open that of the drawing-room to come in.
Cousin Betty Honore de Balzac
My cousin Archie—you saw him in the cardroom last night—vowed you were nothing half so interesting.
The Swindler and Other Stories Ethel M. Dell
Then the young men were left alone, and it was soon proposed that they should adjourn to the cardroom.
The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
And, O Madam, playing at faro in the cardroom, I won a milleleva–no less!
The Ladies E. Barrington
- Card shark
an expert cardplayer. cardsharp. Contemporary Examples I imagined myself becoming a card shark, but the dealer quickly discouraged me. Illegal New York Poker Clubs: A Former Waitress Reveals What Goes on Inside Sara Copeland April 11, 2012 Historical Examples He is a booze fighter and a card shark and a lot of other unscriptural things. […]
a person, especially a professional gambler, who cheats at card games. Historical Examples He believed that if he was in England with plenty of money he could track down that cardsharp lie. T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett noun a professional card player who cheats noun phrase A very clever card-player, esp an unscrupulous poker or […]
paper stock stiff enough for the printing of business cards and similar uses.
- Card surfing
noun (slang) a form of cash-card fraud in which one person watches another using a cash dispenser, notes his or her personal identification number, and, after an accomplice has stolen the card, uses the card to withdraw cash