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Over and Out

  1. Noun

    The pocket cards 10-4, either suited or offsuit.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This hand name originates from confusion around the radio code "10-4," which means "message received." The code "over" indicates that one is done talking and awaiting a reply from the person on the other end, while the phrase "out" refers to ending a transmission without expecting any reply. Though the phrase "over and out" is contradictory, it has been popularized as a generic conclusion to conversation. Due to the phrases "10-4" and "Over and Out" both being widely associated with radio transmissions, they are sometimes thought ot be synonomous. This confusion between the radio terms has extended into poker terminology.


    EXAMPLE: "I had Over and Out and got out of the hand as quickly as I could."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    SYNONYMS: Broderick Crawford, Convoy, Good Buddy, Roger

    RELATED TERMS: Pocket, Pocket Cards

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