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Definition of DEUCE

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Deuce \Deuce\ (d[=u]s), n. [F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo. See {Two}.]
     1. (Gaming) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Tennis) A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned
        "40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Deuce \Deuce\, n. [Cf. LL. dusius, Armor, dus, te[^u]z, phantom, specter; Gael. taibhs, taibhse, apparition, ghost; or fr. OF. deus God, fr. L. deus (cf. {Deity}).] The devil; a demon. [A euphemism, written also {deuse}.] [Low] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "deuce":
     ace, best bower, bower, cards, clubs, craps, deck, diamonds, doubleton, dummy, face cards, flush, full house, hand, hearts, jack, joker, king, knave, left bower, pack, pair, picture cards, playing cards, queen, round, royal flush, rubber, ruff, singleton, snake eyes, spades, straight, trey, trick, trump


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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