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 for high five
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High five \High five\
     1. See Cinch (the game).
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. pl. a celebratory or mutually congratulatory gesture
        between two persons performed by each slapping the other's
        raised right hand. Also used as a verb.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cinch \Cinch\, n. [Cf. cinch a girth, a tight grip, as v., to
     get a sure hold upon; perh. so named from the tactics used in
     the game; also cf. Sp. cinco five (the five spots of the
     color of the trump being important cards).]
     A variety of auction pitch in which a draw to improve the
     hand is added, and the five of trumps (called right pedro)
     and the five of the same color (called left pedro, and
     ranking between the five and the four of trumps) each count
     five on the score. Fifty-one points make a game. Called also
     double pedro and high five.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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