straight flush


: a poker hand containing five cards of the same suit in sequence see poker illustration

Examples of straight flush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is less than the odds of getting dealt a straight flush in five-card stud poker. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 10 Feb. 2011 After Candace Cameron Bure’s latest interview, JoJo Siwa is calling out the Full House actress’ comments as nothing more than a straight flush. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 16 Nov. 2022 After the flop — the first three communal cards — Adelstein had a straight flush draw, a hand with a lot of potential to win. Andrea Changstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2022 There was a model for leveling up from slinging Goblin decks to straight flushes. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 23 Apr. 2020 The new car answers with a straight flush: handling, straight-line speed, dramatic looks, ride comfort and a dynamite dual-clutch automatic transmission. Mark Phelan,, 1 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straight flush was in 1864

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“Straight flush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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