Bridge an imperfect sequence of high cards in the same suit, as the ace and queen without the king
Origin of tenacefrom 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 tenāx tenāc-; see tenacious .