word type: adjective
- A card that completely misses a player. It's synonymous with "brick" or "blank."
I needed a heart to hit my flush, but I drew air on the river, so I had to thrown my hand away. -Unknown
I can't believe I won that pot. I had total air, but the guy didn't sniff out my bluff. -Unknown
Hey! That's weird!
As stated above, one synonym for "air" is "brick," as both refer to a card that doesn't help a player's hand. In the non-poker world, though, these two words are more like opposites because air is light and a brick is heavy. Hey! That's weird!