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tenace

noun ten·ace \ˈte-ˌnās, te-ˈnās, ˈte-nəs\

Definition of TENACE

:  a combination of two high or relatively high cards (as ace and queen) of the same suit in one hand with one ranking two degrees below the other

Origin of TENACE

modification of Spanish tenaza, literally, forceps, probably from Latin tenacia, neuter plural of tenax
First Known Use: 1655

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May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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