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Where did the term, "dead man's hand" originate from?

  1. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    Where did the term, "dead man's hand" originate from?

  2. smithson profile image66
    smithsonposted 7 years ago

    A two-pair poker hand, namely "aces and eights."
    This card combination gets its name from a legend that it was the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok, when he was murdered on August 2, 1876, in Saloon No. 10 at Deadwood, South Dakota.


  3. hotcelebfind profile image54
    hotcelebfindposted 7 years ago

    the term originated from the pulling the brake of a train system. the system is such that when the driver is not active or in case is dead the train will automatically stop.

  4. JD Barlow profile image61
    JD Barlowposted 7 years ago

    aces and eights is the original dead man's hand.