tenace

noun
ten·ace | \ˈte-ˌnās, te-ˈnās, ˈte-nəs \

Definition of tenace 

: a combination of two high or relatively high cards (such as ace and queen) of the same suit in one hand with one ranking two degrees below the other

First Known Use of tenace

1655, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tenace

modification of Spanish tenaza, literally, forceps, probably from Latin tenacia, neuter plural of tenax

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