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full house

noun, Poker.
a hand consisting of three of a kind and a pair, as three queens and two tens.
Also called full hand.
Origin of full house
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for full house
  • There were a number of small children, and they always had a full house.
  • The intuitive play would be to discard the jack of clubs and go for the full house.
  • There was a full house again, which was good, and the evening was a success.
  • They were the consecrated monsters whose names drew a full house, no matter how flimsy the play or how paltry the production.
  • Grantees can choose to do emergency repair programs, spot rehabilitation or full house rehabilitation.
  • After a bill is heard by a committee, the committee will report its recommendation to the full house.
  • For many years, a full house has meant that the theater company orders pizza for everyone.
British Dictionary definitions for full house

full house

(poker) a hand with three cards of the same value and another pair
a theatre, etc, filled to capacity
(in bingo, etc) the set of numbers needed to win
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