word type: noun

  1. A person who is dealing the cards who can manipulate the deck so that it can help himself or a partner.


A mechanic is obviously someone who is cheating. This person will be extremely skilled in slight of hand tricks and be able to manipulate the deck or the means of delivering a card (dealing from the bottom of the deck. He does this to provide himself or a partner in the game favorable hands in order to win money.


In the famous poker movie Rounders, Worm (the character played by Ed Norton) is a mechanic with good skills.