What do you call an extra hand of cards?

The term used is different, depending on which card game is being referred to:

  • In canasta, the extra hand is referred to as a "foot" (see Related Link below to the rules of canasta).
  • According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, an extra hand dealt to the table - such as in Whiskey Poker - is called a "widow."
  • In Cribbage, it's called the "crib".
  • In the game of Boodle and several others, it's call the "boodle".