Best possible hand of a specific type; the best hand of its kind that can be made given the community cards or exposed cards.
EXAMPLE: "We were playing 7-card stud eight or better. I had the lock low, and split the pot with an opponent who made a better high."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games
USAGE: Describes a hand.
A hand that cannot be beaten given the current group of community cards or exposed cards.
EXAMPLE: "I had a lock and went all-in when my opponent bet out."
SYNONYMS: Cinch Hand, Immortal