Pok"er (?), n. [From Poke to
push.] 1. One who pokes.
2. That which pokes or is used in poking,
especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of
3. A poking-stick. Decker.
4. (Zoöl.) The poachard.
Poker picture, a picture formed in imitation
of bisterwashed drawings, by singeing the surface of wood with a
heated poker or other iron. Fairholt.
Pok"er, n. [Of uncertain etymol.] A
game at cards derived from brag, and first played about 1835 in the
Southwestern United States. Johnson's Cyc.
Pok"er, n. [Cf. Dan. pokker the
deuce, devil, also W. pwci, a hobgoblin, bugbear, and E.
puck.] Any imagined frightful object, especially one
supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear. [Colloq. U. S.]