crossruff
noun Date: 1862 a series of plays in a card game (as bridge) in which partners alternately trump different suits and lead to each other for that purposecrossruff verb

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  • Crossruff — Cross ruff ( r?f ), n. (Whist) The play in bridge or whist where partners trump each a different suit, and lead to each other for that purpose; called also {seesaw}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crossruff — [krôs′ruf΄] n. [ CROSS + RUFF2] Card Games a sequence of plays in which a card is led from the hand of each of two partners in turn, which the other trumps …   English World dictionary

  • crossruff — /ˈkrɒsrʌf/ (say krosruf) Bridge, Whist –noun 1. a play in which each hand of a partnership trumps a different suit; a seesaw. –verb (t) 2. to play by means of a crossruff. –verb (i) 3. to perform a crossruff …   Australian English dictionary

  • crossruff — n. /kraws ruf , ruf , kros /; v. /kraws ruf , kros /, Bridge, Whist. n. 1. a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays. v.t., v.i. 2. to play by means of a crossruff. [1585 95; CROSS +… …   Universalium

  • crossruff — 1. noun A play in which tricks are taken by taking alternate ruffs in each hand See Also: overruff, ruff, underruff 2. verb To execute a crossruff …   Wiktionary

  • crossruff — cross•ruff n. [[t]ˈkrɔsˌrʌf, ˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs [/t]] v. [[t] ˈrʌf[/t]] n. 1) gam a play, esp. in bridge, in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a card in consecutive rounds 2) gam to play by means of a crossruff • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • crossruff — verb trump alternately in two hands • Topics: ↑card game, ↑cards • Hypernyms: ↑trump, ↑ruff • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • seesaw — Crossruff Cross ruff ( r?f ), n. (Whist) The play in bridge or whist where partners trump each a different suit, and lead to each other for that purpose; called also {seesaw}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruff (cards) — Ruffing redirects here. For the American baseball pitcher, see Red Ruffing. This article concerns trick taking card games. The Contract bridge glossary may be useful for unfamiliar words. In trick taking games, to ruff means to play a trump card… …   Wikipedia

  • Knockout squeeze — A knockout squeeze is the general form of squeezes that exert pressure, in part, on a defender s trump holding. That defensive holding is needed to prevent declarer from making a successful play involving trumps, including one as prosaic as… …   Wikipedia

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