heads or tails

noun plural but singular in construction

Definition of heads or tails

: a simple gambling game in which a coin is tossed and won by the player who successfully calls the side that lands upward — compare head or tail

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First Known Use of heads or tails

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Heads or tails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heads%20or%20tails. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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