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According to legend, Wild Bill Hickok was shot to death in the middle of a poker game with 2 pairs: black aces and black eight's. Noone knows for sure what the kicker was, but from then on black aces and eight's has been called dead man's hand.
"Pushing up the ante, I know you've got to see me,
Read em and weep, the dead man's hand again"
~The Ace of Spades, by Mötorhead
by culpepperreeks January 18, 2004

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Historically, the phrase, "Dead Man's Hand" was given to the last poker hand that Wild Bill Hickok had been dealt when he was murdered during a game of five-card-draw. Although there is quite the controversy over what those five cards were or even if there actually were five cards when the infamous Hickok was slain, there appears to be a general mind that he was holding a pair of 8's and a pair of Ace's. However, the most controversial aspect about the poker hand in question, was the the number and suit of the fifth card.
You're about as useful as a "Dead Man's Hand."
by donkey otay February 18, 2012

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Pocket Nuke
That Dead Mans Hand is a F**king pocket nuke!
by totalattak February 26, 2012

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the act of masturbating with a numb hand, preferrably after sitting on the desired hand.
"hey joony, i did the dead man's hand yesterday"
"did it really feel like a handjob?"
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the hand that wild bill hichock had when he was shot do death on a poker game. not two pair, its a full house aces over eights.
hellmuith is gonna get trapped by doyle brunson here, helmuith has aces but doyle has the dead man's hand.
by john gallione January 06, 2007

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the hand that wild bill hichock had when he was shot do death on a poker game. not two pair, its a full house aces over eights.
hellmuith is gonna get trapped by doyle brunson here, helmuith has aces but doyle has the dead man's hand.
by john gallione January 08, 2007

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