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full house

noun, Poker.
a hand consisting of three of a kind and a pair, as three queens and two tens.
Also called full hand.
Origin of full house
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had a full house, but played with as little nervousness as if he had been playing at home.

  • There was a good attendance at Bela's dinner, and a full house at night.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • And it will be strange if someone cannot think of something to say, with the first full house this planet has afforded.

    The Voice of the Machines Gerald Stanley Lee
  • The Britisher held a full house, the American four of a kind.

  • The conversation continued until I felt the strain, and I presently shook hands, and wishing him a full house, departed.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
British Dictionary definitions for full house

full house

(poker) a hand with three cards of the same value and another pair
a theatre, etc, filled to capacity
(in bingo, etc) the set of numbers needed to win
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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