deuce


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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