Meaning of seven-card stud

sev'en-card stud'

Pronunciation: (sev'un-kärd"), [key]
— Cards. Cards.
  1. a variety of poker in which each player is dealt one card face down in each of the first two rounds, one card face up in each of the next four rounds, and one card face down in the last round, each of the last five rounds being followed by a betting interval. Cf.(def. 1).
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