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inside straight

noun
1.
Poker. a set of four cards, as the five, seven, eight, and nine, requiring one card of a denomination next above or below the second or third ranking cards of the set to make a straight.
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2.
draw to an inside straight, to build up hopes for something that has little or no chance of happening.
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  • Neutron diffraction measurements are being made to characterize stresses inside straight tubes and in tube bends and welds.
  • The reason why in poker you don't draw to an inside straight, even if you get four out of five, the fifth card is never there.
  • But even if there is, you are trying to draw to an inside straight.

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