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royal flush

noun, Poker.
the five highest cards of a suit.
Origin of royal flush
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For the Halfbreed had thrown down a royal flush in diamonds.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • You can have a whole soot of rooms at the royal flush—if you will.

    Money Magic Hamlin Garland
  • "That girl's sweeter than a royal flush," Bill Conway murmured.

    The Pride of Palomar

    Peter B. Kyne
  • And there's only one way to beat a royal flush, and that's with a gun.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

    Jackson Gregory
  • Once a man dropped dead in a poker game when he had staked his last blue chip and drawn a royal flush.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • But when a crowd burst into the royal flush, Mignon sprang to her feet with a cry of anguish.

    Down the Mother Lode Vivia Hemphill
  • The Veterans came to the front in every sphere of activity, with the nerve that stakes a royal flush against a marble synagogue.

  • It's possible to be dealt a royal flush in a hand of cards, but it isn't very common.

    The K-Factor Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • In the great game of hearts Tom had drawn a royal flush, but he did not drop dead.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for royal flush

royal flush

(poker) a hand made up of the five top honours of a suit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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