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Fishhook

Alternate Term: Fishhooks


Fishhook
  1. Noun

    Any Jack; the Js, Jh, Jd, or Jc.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This name originates from the fact that a Jack resembles the shape of a fishhook.

    SAMPLE CARDS:

    EXAMPLE: "I had a fishhook and a four in the pocket. I quickly folded."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Hook

    RELATED TERMS: Flat Tire, Jackson Five, One-eyed Jacks


Fishhooks
  1. Noun

    A pair of Jacks, especially as pocket cards.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This name originates from the fact that a Jack resembles the shape of a fishhook.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "Fishhooks used to really reel me in when I was first starting to play, but they are tough to play if there are any overcards on the board."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Overcard, Overpair

  2. Noun

    Any Seven; the 7s, 7h, 7d, or 7c.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Uncommon usage. Term is more commonly used to refer to any Jack. Uncommon usage. Term is more commonly used to refer to any Jack. Nickname originates from the fact that a seven resembes an upside down fishhook.

    SAMPLE CARDS:

    EXAMPLE: "I had a Queen and a fishhook, and made an easy fold."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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