three of a kind

noun phrase

Definition of three of a kind

: three cards of the same rank in one hand — see poker illustration

First Known Use of three of a kind

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of three of a kind was circa 1897

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“Three of a kind.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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