royal flush


Definition of royal flush

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Royal flush.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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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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