Cribbage. a set of three cards of the same denomination, worth six points.
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Compare double pair royal.
Origin of pair royal
First recorded in 1585–95
Words nearby pair royal
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Example sentences 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|Thomas Hardy
Pairs and pairs-royal take precedence according to the value of the cards composing them, but any pair-royal beats any pair.
British Dictionary definitions for pair royal
(in some card games) a set of three cards of the same denomination
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