small slam
Slam Slam, n. 1. The act of one who, or that which, slams. [1913 Webster]

2. The shock and noise produced in slamming. [1913 Webster]

The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

3. (Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal (called, in bridge,

{grand slam}, the winning of all but one of the thirteen tricks being called a

{little slam} or

{small slam}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. The refuse of alum works. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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