downcard A card that is dealt face-down.
downcard A card that is dealt face-down. downswing A period during which a player loses (or lost more) than expected. See also: Up 'upswing'. drag light To pull chips away from the pot to indicate that you don't have enough money to cover a bet. If you win, the amount is ignored. If you lose, you must cover the amount from your pocket. This is not allowed at any casino or any but the most casual home games; see table stakes. draw, drawing hand, come hand See main article: draw.
A 'drawing hand'
A 'drawing hand' is when a player has a chance to improve their hand to something considerably stronger through 'drawing' the required cards on the flop, on the turn or on the river. drawing dead 1.Playing a drawing hand that will lose even if successful (a state of affairs usually only discovered after the fact or in a tournament when two or more players are "all in" and they show their cards). I caught the jack to make my straight, but Rob had a full house all along, so I was drawing dead. Playing a hand that can never improve beyond the opponent's hand. As soon as he tabled that flopped three-of-a-kind, I knew my pair of aces was drawing dead.