wild card • n. a playing card that can have any value, suit, color, or other property in a game at the discretion of the player holding it. ∎ a person or thing whose influence is unpredictable or whose qualities are uncertain. ∎ Comput. a character that will match any character or sequence of characters in a search. ∎ an opportunity to enter a sports competition without having to take part in qualifying matches or be ranked at a particular level. ∎ a player or team given such an opportunity.
More From encyclopedia.com
Basketball , In December of 1891, the administration at the School for Christian Workers in Springfield, Massachusetts, faced a problem. The excess energies of a… Soccer , Soccer To its worldwide following of fans who number in the hundreds of millions, soccer is "the beautiful game." Soccer is the world's most popular… Rugby (england) , Rugby Rugby is the only major sport in the world named not for the nature of its primary element, but for the place where the game is reputed to have… Maurice Ashley , Ashley, Maurice 1966– Chess player and teacher “Image not available for copyright reasons” Maurice Ashley has helped shatter stereotypes in the 1990s… Volleyball , Invented in 1895, volleyball has grown from its roots as a non-contact recreational exercise to its current status as one of the world's most popular… Handball , Handball is a ubiquitous term used to describe two distinct sports whose evolution occurred without any reference to one another. Each sport is playe…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like