Definitions for "Hole Card"
The dealer's card that is placed face down. Not applicable in Australian or European casinos.
A hidden card held in a poker player's hand which is only available to that player to make their best possible poker hand. In a Texas Holdem poker game this refers to the first two cards dealt to each player and in an Omaha poker game, it refers to the four cards initially dealt to each poker player.
Cards dealt face down that remain concealed from other players until the Showdown.