- a sequence of two high cards of the same suit that lack an intervening card to be in consecutive order, as the ace and queen.
Origin of tenace
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He should avoid opening a tenace suit, regardless of its length.
A lead from a tenace or a guarded king or queen is to be avoided.
Therefore, as a general proposition, unless the partner have declared, the tenace suit should be led.
This, while not nearly so desirable an opening as a singleton, is better than leading from a tenace.
- bridge whist a holding of two nonconsecutive high cards of a suit, such as the ace and queen