One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in poker or brag) a hand of cards all of one suit and in a continuous sequence (for example, the seven, eight, nine, ten, and jack of spades).
- ‘The object of the game is to get 4-of-a-kind, a five-card straight, a straight flush or a royal flush.’
- ‘Under the rules of the game if a player gets a straight flush - any five card sequence in the same suit - they win ten per cent of the pot and if they get a royal flush - ten, jack, queen, king, ace in the same suit - they win it all.’
- ‘Some players score 10 points for a straight flush, rather than 8.’
- ‘If you know your royal flush from your full house, or your straight flush from your three of a kind, then sitting in front of the computer competing in the online poker championships could be the ideal way to spend a Sunday evening.’
- ‘The joker is a wild card which can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush.’
- ‘No, a straight flush beats four of a kind, doesn't it?’
- ‘A straight flush - cards in sequence and of the same suit - is your least likely hand and the odds are hundreds of thousands to one against.’
- ‘Jake revealed a straight flush of hearts, from Ace to Five.’
- ‘If you win the back hand with a royal flush or straight flush you win 5 units instead of 1.’
- ‘He threw the cards everywhere, and when his cards landed on the floor, I saw that he had a straight flush in his hand.’
- ‘She gets two full houses and now a straight flush!’
- ‘At the top of the heap is the straight flush, which consists of any sequence of five consecutive cards of the same suit.’
- ‘Between two straight flushes, the one headed by the highest ranking card wins.’
- ‘A straight flush is the best natural hand.’
- ‘Cards which do not make up a straight flush are counted ‘unscored’.’
straight flush/ˌstrāt ˈfləSH/
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