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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

card having its value decided by the wishes of the players; determining or important person or thing whose qualities are unknown, indeterminate, or unpredictable; player, usually without ranking, who is allowed to enter a tournament at the discretion of the tournament committee after regularly qualifying competitors have been selected

Usage examples (36)
  • Now they are praying for a wild-card spot in the playoffs.
  • It is the wild-card success that every publisher prays for.
  • The Mets were only half a game behind in the wild-card race.
  • I can't resist the wild-card symmetry in this uncommon season. for more
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