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Definition of the noun all fours

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  1. card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of all fours: high-low-jack
    • more generic terms: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards
    • more specific terms:
      • cinch = a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps
      • auction pitch / pitch = an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
      • old sledge / seven-up = a form of all fours in which a total of seven points is game

Alternative definition of the noun all fours


  1. The four legs of a quadruped.
  2. The four limbs of a primate.
  3. A card game similar to whist.


All Fours, also known as High-Low-Jack or Seven Up, is an English tavern trick-taking card game that was popular as a gambling game until the end of the 19th century. It is the eponymous and earliest recorded game in a family that flourished most in 19th century North America, notable other members being Auction Pitch, Pedro and Cinch, which competed against Poker and Euchre. Nowadays the original game is especially popular in the Caribbean, but a simpler variant has also survived in parts of England.

  • also known as Old Sledge, Seven Up
  • genre: Trick-taking game


"All fours" is a book by Tom Raworth.


  1. "All Fours" is a musical album of Bosse-De-Nage.
  2. "All Fours" is a musical album of Swamp Baby.
    • released on (5 years ago)

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Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinkers' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1889)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

All fours, to be on (common), to be on good terms, to be exactly similar ; probably of Masonic origin, and referring to the completeness and harmony of the four sides of a 11 square." The cases [Bradlatlgh r. New debate, Clarke v. liradlaugh] are ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

on all fours: legal argot describing an earlier case that is just like this one on the significant ...

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Falls with full force
on all fours.
Crawls on the floor,
muddy paws.
Calls from the door,
sobbing sore.
Dressed in small drawers,
bawls for more,
and more, and more,
poor Nanny's chore!

(24 March 1976) (Jonathan Robin)
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