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DE'ALER, noun

1. One who deals; one who has to do with any thing, or has concern with; as a dealer in wit and learning.

2. A trader; a trafficker; a shopkeeper; a broker; a merchant; a word of very extensive use; as a dealer in dry goods; a dealer in hardware; a dealer in stocks; a dealer in leather; a dealer in lumber; a dealer in linens or woolens; a small dealer in groceries; a money-dealer.

3. One who distributes cards to the players.