ten·ace (tĕnās′, tĕ-nās, tĕnĭs)
A combination of two high cards of the same suit separated by two degrees, such as the king and jack of hearts, especially in a bridge or whist hand.
[French, from Spanish tenaza, tongs, tenace, from tenaces, pl. of tenaz, tenacious, from Latin tenāx, tenāc-; see TENACIOUS.]
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