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 If a royal flush is played during the 2021 World Series of Poker (which goes until November 23), the Ace will be free for one hour after the hand is played. Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 According to Genius, a royal flush is the rarest and strongest hand possible in a game of Poker. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 21 May 2021 The Dolphins drew a royal flush with this No. 3 pick. Dave Hyde,, 26 Mar. 2021 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, 22 Nov. 2020 Tucker Carlson drew the television equivalent of a royal flush on the week before Labor Day. David Bauder, Star Tribune, 9 Sep. 2020 Paddlepicker: Neither the sword nor the shield can protect the King from the royal flush. J.d. Crowe |, al, 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, 29 Nov. 2018 Call it a royal flush: Prince Charles has sent a reported claim about himself down the toilet. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, 5 Apr. 2018 See More

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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 6 Jul. 2022.

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