- Poker the displaying, faceup on the table, of the hands of all of the players who have not withdrawn as of the final round of betting, to determine who wins the pot
- any action or confrontation that brings matters to a climax or settles them
- An event, especially a confrontation, that forces an issue to a conclusion.
- Games The laying down of the players' cards face up to determine the winner of the pot in poker.
(countable and uncountable, plural showdowns)