table stake: Meaning and Definition of

ta'ble stake"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Poker. Poker.
  1. a stake that a player places on the table at the beginning of a game that may not be changed once the deal begins.
  2. the limiting of a bet to the amount remaining in a player's table stake during a game.
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