- Cribbage. a set of three cards of the same denomination, worth six points.
Compare double pair royal.
Origin of pair royal
First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for pair royal
When it came to Christian's turn he took the box with a trembling hand, shook it fearfully, and threw a pair-royal.Return of the Native
Pairs and pairs-royal take precedence according to the value of the cards composing them, but any pair-royal beats any pair.
- (in some card games) a set of three cards of the same denomination
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