The collection of all cards that have been removed from each player's hand and that are no longer in play.
EXAMPLE: "When the dealer shuffled up the discard pile to prepare for the next hand, the cut card accidentally got shuffled in. It was kind of funny."
APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Deadwood, Muck
The physical location on the table at which cards that are no longer in play should be placed.
EXAMPLE: "I can't reach across the table. Could you put these in the discard pile?"
RELATED TERMS: Discard, Fold, Muck