Deuce

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Deuce

1. Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.

2. A condition of the score beginning whenver 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.

Origin: f. Deux two, OF. Deus, fr. L. Duo. See two.