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ace

1. Tennis a winning serve that the opponent fails to reach
2. Golf chiefly US a hole in one

ACE

Abbrev. for Advanced Composition Explorer.

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a pilot of a fighter airplane who is an outstanding master of air combat and who has shot down many enemy airplanes. In World War I, pilots who shot down five or more planes each were called aces. In the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) more than 150 Soviet pilots shot down from 20 to 50 hostile aircraft each; A. I. Pokryshkin and I. N. Kozhedub, both awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union three times, shot down 59 and 62 enemy airplanes respectively. In the Soviet Air Force, pilots who have mastered to perfection the art of piloting and air fighting are sometimes also called aces.

ACE

Abbr. for “Architects Council of Europe.”

ace

Generally, a pilot with confirmed kills of five or more aircraft.

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(Advanced Computing Environment) An open standard based on Unix and Windows NT introduced in 1991 by MIPS Computer Systems and others. Although later disbanded, its purpose was to provide users a migration path from x86 PCs to MIPS RISC machines.
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West Indies' fast bowlers plugged away but they knew Ponting held all the aces and could determine when his side would push for a victory, although they need only a draw to secure the Frank Worrell Trophy.
Danny Duffy's hat trick for FC Sportsmans failed to count as Cat Carpet Craft held all the aces to post a 7-3 win, Trevor Roberts and Paul King both contributing doubles.
The big difference was the ability to finish off, and here Exeter's well-drilled set of forwards held all the aces.
Has been shaping up well in his gallops and held all the aces in a recent spin with Imperial Stride on Racecourse Side.
Wirral held all the aces in their South Lancashire/ Cheshire One League match against Northwich at Clatterbridge and helped themselves to 10 tries in a 54-3 victory,writes Andrew Stratton.