Deuce
Deuce Deuce (d[=u]s), n. [F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo. See {Two}.] 1. (Gaming) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts. [1913 Webster]

2. (Tennis) A condition of the score beginning whenever each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned ``40 all''), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (said of cards or dice) /


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