game point
noun Date: circa 1949 a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the game by winning the next point; also the point itself

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • game point — ☆ game point n. 1. the situation in a game, esp. tennis, when the next point scored could decide the winner of the game 2. the point that wins the game …   English World dictionary

  • game point — game .point n [U and C] the situation in a game such as tennis in which one player will win the game if they win the next point →↑match point …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • game point — game ,point noun count or uncount in a game such as tennis, a situation in which a player will win the game if they win the next point …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • game point — game′ point n. 1) spo (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a situation in which the next point scored could decide the winner of the game 2) spo the winning point itself • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • game point — noun : the point that wins a game for one side or the other * * * (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer s side to win the game. [1945 50] * * * game point or game ball noun The stage at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • game point — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms game point : singular game point plural game points in a game such as tennis, a situation in which a player will win the game if they win the next point …   English dictionary

  • game point — noun (C, U) the situation in a game such as tennis in which one player will win the game if they win the next point compare match point …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • game point — (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer s side to win the game. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • game point — noun A situation where if one of the two players wins the next point, he or she will win the game (but not the set) …   Wiktionary

  • game point — noun (in tennis and other sports) a point which if won by a player or side will also win them the game …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”