tierce

noun (1)
\ ˈtirs How to pronounce tierce (audio) \

Definition of tierce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a sequence of three playing cards of the same suit
2 obsolete : third sense 1

tierce

noun (2)
\ ˈtirs How to pronounce tierce (audio) \

less common variant of

: the third of the canonical hours

First Known Use of tierce

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tierce

Noun (1)

Middle English terce, tierce, from Anglo-French, from feminine of terz, adjective, third, from Latin tertius — more at third entry 1

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“Tierce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tierce. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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