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If deck is the group of all the cards in the game, how all the other groups are called?

looking for a meaningful and short terms for:

  • Cards in hand
  • Cards on table / board
  • Cards in trash

The player takes a card from the "cards in table" to "cards in hand", and throws away one to "cards in trash".

more related terms can be further added

  • Is there a particular card game you're interested in? Poker? Bridge? – Mitch Feb 15 at 13:23
  • No, nothing in particular – Arnonel Feb 16 at 12:48
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Terminology sometimes varies from game to game, but here are a few widely-used words:

The cards a player holds in their hand is their hand.

In many games the pack/deck is shuffled, the dealer deals a hand to each player, and puts the undealt cards face down to form a stock. In many games a player may take the top card off the stock. There might also be a discard pile, where a player may discard a card face up.

These are actions in rummy games. Here is a page giving rules for a basic rummy game.

  • The stock is also known as a stack, I'd never come across stock but the other terms I know. Could it be a regional difference? I'm British. – BoldBen Feb 15 at 13:09
  • @BoldBen So am I. I've come across "stock" (and "stock pile") in print and web sites, but never "stack" before. – Rosie F Feb 15 at 13:21
  • That's it, Rosie. Can't do right for doing wrong! – BoldBen Feb 15 at 20:00
  • A hand doesn't seem right. Is there another term for this? – Arnonel Feb 16 at 12:50

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