contract bridge

contract bridge
contract bridge [kän′trakt΄]
n.
a form of bridge, developed from auction bridge, in which only the number of tricks named in the contract may be counted toward a game, additional tricks being counted as a bonus score

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  • contract bridge — [kän′trakt΄] n. a form of bridge, developed from auction bridge, in which only the number of tricks named in the contract may be counted toward a game, additional tricks being counted as a bonus score * * * ▪ 2003  For a sample contract bridge… …   Universalium

  • contract bridge — n [U] a form of the card game ↑bridge, in which one of the two pairs says how many ↑tricks they will try to win …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • contract bridge — ► NOUN ▪ the standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count towards the game …   English terms dictionary

  • contract bridge — noun a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid • Syn: ↑contract • Hypernyms: ↑bridge • Hyponyms: ↑no trump * * * ˌcontract ˈbridge 7 [contract bridge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contract Bridge for Beginners — 1953 cover of 31st printing Contract Bridge For Beginners is a book written by Charles Goren on the rules and basic strategies of contract bridge. First published by Simon Schuster Inc. of New York in 1953[1] and by Eyre &am …   Wikipedia

  • Contract bridge diagram — The diagram is typical of that used to illustrate a deal of 52 cards in four hands in the game of contract bridge. Each hand is designated by a point on the compass and so North South are partners against East West. Suit features include: Each… …   Wikipedia

  • contract bridge — con|tract bridge [ kantrækt ,brıdʒ ] noun uncount a form of the card game BRIDGE in which the highest BIDDER can score no more than the number of points that they said they would score at the start of play …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • contract bridge — noun Date: 1924 a bridge game distinguished by the fact that overtricks do not count toward game or slam bonuses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contract bridge — noun the standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count towards the game …   English new terms dictionary

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