royal flush


Definition of royal flush

: a straight flush having an ace as the highest card — see poker illustration

Examples of royal flush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, the young Vikings cornerback drew what amounted to a royal flush early in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium. Star Tribune, "Vikings' Kris Boyd has a day to forget with back-to-back penalties, dropped interception," 22 Nov. 2020 Tucker Carlson drew the television equivalent of a royal flush on the week before Labor Day. David Bauder, Star Tribune, "With election interest keen, Fox's Carlson strong in ratings," 9 Sep. 2020 Paddlepicker: Neither the sword nor the shield can protect the King from the royal flush. J.d. Crowe |, al, "‘Krewe of Covfefe’ and other Trumpy Mardi Gras reader captions," 24 Feb. 2020 To put this in perspective, the probability of getting a royal flush in poker is dozens of times as great, at 1 in 649,740, and the probability of an amateur hitting a hole-in-one in golf is hundreds of times as great, at 1 in 12,000. Jim Prevor, WSJ, "Lettuce Try Not to Panic," 29 Nov. 2018 Call it a royal flush: Prince Charles has sent a reported claim about himself down the toilet. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Prince Charles scoffs at toilet seat rumors during live radio interview," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of royal flush

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of royal flush was circa 1868

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“Royal flush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of royal flush

: a set of cards that a player has in a card game (such as poker) that are all of the same suit (such as diamonds) and are the most valuable cards (the ace, king, queen, jack, and ten) in that suit

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