To fold, especially when the decision to fold is difficult or the hand being folded is strong.
EXAMPLE: "I think I might have you beat, but I'm going to lay it down."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
The act of folding, especially when the decision to fold was difficult or the hand folded was particularly strong.
EXAMPLE: "I had a big hand, but had a read on my opponent and could tell I was up against an even bigger monster. It was a tough laydown to make, but it ended up saving me a whole lot of chips."
Show down; to reveal one's cards at the end of a hand in order to determine the winner.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Uncommon usage. Typically referred to as showing down.
EXAMPLE: "I laid down a straight, but I lost when my opponent showed a flush."
Showdown; the period at the end of each hand in which active players reveal their face-down cards, declare the value of their hand, and compare hands to determine the winner of each pot.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Uncommon usage. Typically referred to as the showdown.
EXAMPLE: "I won on the laydown with my trips."