word type: adjective

  1. A card that completely misses a player. It's synonymous with "brick" or "blank."

Popular Uses

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!

Related Terms

Brick, Blank