Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Deuce (Page: 402)

Deuce (?), n. [F. deux two, OF. deus, fr. L. duo. See Two.]

1. (Gaming) Two; a card or a die with two spots; as, the deuce of hearts.

2. (Tennis) A condition of the score beginning whenver each side has won three strokes in the same game (also reckoned 40 all"), and reverted to as often as a tie is made until one of the sides secures two successive strokes following a tie or deuce, which decides the game.


Deuce (Page: 402)

Deuce, n. [Cf. LL. dusius, Armor, dus, te\'96z, phantom, specter; Gael. taibhs, taibhse, apparition, ghost; or fr. OF. deus God, fr. L. deus (cf. Deity.)] The devil; a demon. [A euphemism, written also deuse.] [Low]