Definitions for: Deuce

[n] one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
[n] a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say"
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
[n] a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Deuce, n. [Cf. LL. dusius, Armor, dus, te[^u]z, phantom,
specter; Gael. taibhs, taibhse, apparition, ghost; or fr. OF.
deus God, fr. L. deus (cf. Deity).]
The devil; a demon. [A euphemism, written also deuse.]

Synonyms: 2, devil, dickens, II, two

See Also: brace, couple, couplet, craps, digit, distich, doubleton, duad, duet, duo, dyad, exclaiming, exclamation, figure, pair, playing card, snake eyes, span, tie, twain, twosome, yoke

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