Bridge an imperfect sequence of high cards in the same suit, as the ace and queen without the king
Origin of tenace; from Spanish tenaza, literally , tongs, pincers ; from Classical Latin tenaces, things that hold fast ; from tenax: see tenacious
A combination of two high cards of the same suit separated by two degrees, such as the king and jack of hearts, especially in a bridge or whist hand.
Origin of tenaceFrench, from Spanish tenaza, tongs, tenace, from tenaces, pl. of tenaz, tenacious, from Latin ten&amacron;x, ten&amacron;c-; see tenacious.