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1(in piquet) a sequence of five cards of the same suit. A run of ace, king, queen, jack, and ten is a quint major and one of jack, ten, nine, eight, and seven a quint minor.
2North Americanshort for quintuplet
- ‘When I had unprotected sex with a woman, she became pregnant and gave birth to my little quints.’
- ‘During the Great Depression, five quint girls were born in Ontario; Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne.’
- ‘The mother and all the quints, who weigh from 1,490 to 1,820 grams each, are in good condition, said sources at Beijing Maternity Hospital, where the delivery took place.’
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