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Roulette vs. Blackjack

Roulettenoun

(uncountable) A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.

Blackjacknoun

(card games) A common gambling card game in casinos, where the object is to get as close to 21 without going over.

Roulettenoun

An instance of risk-taking, especially when the downside exceeds the upside (contrary to the game of roulette where only the wager is lost).

Blackjacknoun

(card games) A hand in the game of blackjack consisting of a face card and an ace.

Roulettenoun

(countable) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.

Blackjacknoun

The flag (i.e., a jack) traditionally flown by pirate ships; popularly thought to be a white skull and crossed bones on a black field (the Jolly Roger).

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Roulettenoun

(countable) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.

Blackjacknoun

A small, flat, blunt, usually leather-covered weapon loaded with heavy material such as lead or ball bearings, intended to inflict a blow to the head that renders the victim unconscious with diminished risk of lasting cranial trauma.

Roulettenoun

The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.

Blackjacknoun

Any of several species of weed of genus Bidens, such as Bidens pilosa, in the family Compositae.

Roulettenoun

(philately) Any of the small incisions on a sheet of stamps, used as an alternative to perforations.

Blackjacknoun

A blackjack oak.

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Roulettenoun

A cylindrical curler for the hair.

Blackjackverb

To strike with a blackjack or similar weapon.

Rouletteverb

To separate or decorate by incisions made with a small toothed wheel.

‘to roulette a sheet of postage stamps’;

Blackjacknoun

a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad 3-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets

Roulettenoun

A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.

Blackjacknoun

a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

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Roulettenoun

A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to order to produce rows of dots.

Blackjacknoun

a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the bank up to but not exceeding 21

Roulettenoun

the curve traced by any point in the plane of a given curve when the latter rolls, without sliding, over another fixed curve. See Cycloid, and Epycycloid.

Blackjackverb

exert pressure on someone through threats

Roulettenoun

A small toothed wheel used to make short incisions in paper, as a sheet of postage stamps to facilitate their separation.

Blackjack

Blackjack (formerly Black Jack and Vingt-Un) is the most widely played casino banking game in the world. The game is played with decks of 52 cards and is an American descendant of a global family of banking games known as Twenty-One.

Rouletteverb

To make short incisions in with a roulette; to separate by incisions made with a roulette; as, to roulette a sheet of postage stamps.

Roulettenoun

a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure

Roulettenoun

a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations

Roulettenoun

a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

Roulette

Roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning little wheel which was likely developed from the Italian game Biribi. In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number, various groupings of numbers, the colors red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (19–36) or low (1–18).

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