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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deuce  \Deuce\,  n.  [Cf.  LL  dusius  Armor,  dus,  te[^u]z,  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] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deuce  \Deuce\  (d[=u]s),  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  whenever  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deuce 
  n  1:  the  cardinal  number  that  is  the  sum  of  one  and  one  or  a 
  numeral  representing  this  number  [syn:  {two},  {2},  {II}] 
  2:  a  word  used  in  exclamations  of  confusion;  "what  the  devil" 
  or  "the  deuce  with  it"  or  "the  dickens  you  say"  [syn:  {devil}, 
  {dickens}] 
  3:  one  of  four  cards  in  a  deck  having  two  spots 




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