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Hook

Alternate Term: Hooks


Hook
  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 hook.

    SAMPLE CARDS:

    EXAMPLE: "I had a bullet and a hook, and hit top pair top kicker on the flop."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Fishhook

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


Hooks
  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 hook.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I hate hooks. They look like such a great hand, but unless you hit trips there's a good chance they'll get cracked."

    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. Nickname originates from the fact that a seven resembes a hook.

    SAMPLE CARDS:

    EXAMPLE: "I had a hook and an eight, but I played them since they were suited."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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