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Old 08-10-2005, 01:05 PM
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Meaning of Deuce ?

Well, pardon my stupidity, but can you tell me what the word Deuce means? Like in a "little deuce coupe"? And is there alternative (not automotive) meanings too? Isn't it used in cardgames sometimes?

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deuce, dual, hmm, they sound a lot alike, i'd say 2.

but my uncle had a 77 buick electra (i wanted to buy it but my dad wouldnt let me), it had a 350buick 4bbl, crappy smog era hp and torque, but he said it was "a deuce and a quarter" or a "deuce and a half" or something. I think he was pullin my leg with that comment.
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Deuce...........meaning 2........as in 32 Ford coupe......"Lil Deuce Coupe" was a 32 Ford.

A Duece and a 1/2 is usually a 2 1/2 ton truck. He may have meant thae the Buick weighed 2 1/2 tons.
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A Deuce is a '32 Ford and later the Buick Electras ( at least in these parts) were a "deuce and a quarter' Meaning it was a Buick Electra 225
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deuce
A playing card having two spots or the side of a die bearing two pips.
A cast of dice totaling two.
A tied score in tennis in which each player or side has 40 points, or 5 or more games, and one player or side must win 2 successive points to win the game, or 2 successive games to win the set.

The devil: “Love is a bodily infirmity... which breaks out the deuce knows how or why” (Thackeray).
An outstanding example, especially of something difficult or bad: had a deuce of a time getting out of town; a deuce of a family row.
A severe reprimand or expression of anger: got the deuce for being late.
Informal. Used as an intensive: What the deuce were they thinking of?
A tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number [syn: two, {2}, II]
a word used in exclamations of confusion; "what the devil"; "the deuce with it"; "the dickens you say" [syn: devil, dickens]
one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
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While we are on the subject of meanings of automotive phrases we don't quite understand, one eludes me. I have seen it used a bunch on here too. When talking about trucks, some one mentions the "doghouse". What is that?

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My dad was talking about the Electra 225 he owned way back when, neither of us could figure out the what the 225 part stood for. Do any of you guys know?
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When we build motor homes at work the doghouse reffers to the engine cover.
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Doghouse

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While we are on the subject of meanings of automotive phrases we don't quite understand, one eludes me. I have seen it used a bunch on here too. When talking about trucks, some one mentions the "doghouse". What is that?
Or the Place Momma Made you sleep when you drug home a pickup load of parts and dumped them on the lawn that are supposed to be a "Deuce Coupe" when assembled...

J/K, 38 is correct the Doghouse is the engine cover on RV type vehicles...

unless your a rapper livin' in the hood...then it's a Dawg House...

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The first thing I think of when I hear the word Deuce is a 32 Ford (Deuce coupe) . Then there are three deuces ( three two barrel carbs). Then some folks call a Nova or Chevy Two a Deuce. What ever...Deuce means two
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A Deuce is a '32 Ford and later the Buick Electras ( at least in these parts) were a "deuce and a quarter' Meaning it was a Buick Electra 225
that was it, a 77, 2 door coupe, a off white color with burgandy padded roof and burgandy velvet interior, just add a 455, turbo 400 and decent gears and it's be a "fast pimp car" That's an oxymoron. It was in good shape but faded and the ol buford had crappy oil psi at idle, off idle it seemed adequate but I think it'd need a rebuild anyway.

Some guy bought it for $100, hope it didn't go to a derby. It was too sharp looking of a car.
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While we are on the subject of meanings of automotive phrases we don't quite understand, one eludes me. I have seen it used a bunch on here too. When talking about trucks, some one mentions the "doghouse". What is that?
Both front fenders, fenderwells, grille, radiator support, etc. that is still in one piece and removed from the car. Or in other words the complete front nose.
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vans and COE semi trucks also have doghouses, the cover over the engine, it can be removed from inside on vans.

COE = CAB OVER ENGINE
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For my second post, i will tell what I know in this 5 year old thread. My 1968 Buick Electra 225 is exactly 225 inches long so thats where the 225 comes from. I dont personally call it "deuce and a quarter", but that is a legitimate name for them. Many older guys around here call my car that.
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