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noun Poker.

a hand consisting of five cards following one another by two in order of denomination, as a five, seven, nine, jack, and king, being of special value in certain games.

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Also called alternate straight, Dutch straight.

Origin of skip straight

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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