tierce

noun (1)
\ˈtirs \

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 \

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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