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.
(bridge) An imperfect sequence of high cards in the same suit, as the ace and queen without the king.
Origin of tenace
- French from Spanish tenaza tongs, tenace from tenaces pl. of tenaz tenacious from Latin tenāx tenāc- tenacious
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition