dead man's hand

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Etymology[edit]

The aces and eights sense is from a legend that Wild Bill Hickok was holding such cards at the time he was killed in 1876.

Noun[edit]

dead man's hand (plural dead man's hands)

  1. (poker) A pair of aces and a pair of eights, in a player's hand.
  2. (poker, obsolete) Other various hands, among them a full house of three jacks and two tens.
  3. (poker) An ace and an eight as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

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