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Flashcards in Sports Terms Deck (24):
1

check

the king is in danger

2

checkmate

the king is dead or unable to escape

3

thumbs down

life should not be spared

4

desultory

jumping from subject to subject

5

haggard

wild, half starved appearance

6

full tilt

with maximum energy or force

7

allure

to call back one's bird

8

get wind of

begin to suspect that (something) is happening

9

at fault

perplexed and puzzled. (originally having lost the trail)

10

dark horse

about a racer whose background is little known

11

pitfall

originally denoted a concealed trap used in hunting

12

in full cry

hunting dogs in pursuit of an animal

13

bias

from bowling, the oblique course which a ball follows

14

rub

an obstacle which impedes a ball or turns it from its course

15

fluke

a successful shot made by accident

16

bandy

way of hitting the ball back and forth

17

hazard

originally meant a game of dice

18

deuce

exclamation of dismay from a gambler who has made the lowest possible throw

19

ace

single spot on a die (literally, within one point of)

20

fourflusher

a person who makes a pretense

21

buck

a token which a player kept to remind him it was his turn to deal next

22

bunco

confidence game

23

crestfallen

sad, disappointed

24

well-heeled

equipped with a weapon or wealthy(originally equipping the heels of the birds with sharp steel spurs)