word type: poker slang
- A hand value lower than one pair.
- The process of distributing cards from a 52-card deck in order to award something to the player with the highest card. E.g., "We are now high-carding for the button."
Famous High Card Incidents
Jim McManus calling Elix Powers with queen-high in a 2004 limit hold 'em event at the WSOP and then being taunted by Powers that "he called me with jack high."