Dry Board

A reference to the “texture” of the community cards in hold’em or Omaha. A “dry board” refers to one in which the community cards do not present many possibilities for drawing hands — e.g., a “rainbow” flop (with three different suits) doesn’t provide a flush draw; disconnected cards do not provide straight draws. Thus a board of Q72 would be considered “dry.” (See also “Wet Board.”)