little slam
noun Date: circa 1897 the winning of all tricks except one in bridge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Little slam — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • little 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • little slam — n. Bridge the winning of all but one trick in a deal by the declarer …   English World dictionary

  • little slam — noun winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge • Syn: ↑small slam • Hypernyms: ↑slam, ↑sweep * * * noun : the winning of all tricks except one in a card game (as bridge) called also small slam * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • little slam — lit′tle slam′ n. gam the winning of or bid for 12 of the 13 tricks of a deal in bridge Also called small slam Compare grand slam 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • little slam — Bridge. the winning of twelve of the thirteen tricks of a deal. Also called small slam. Cf. grand slam (def. 1). [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • little slam — /ˈlɪtl slæm/ (say litl slam) noun See slam2 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Little Slam — See Small Slam …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • Little — Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Little chief — Little Lit tle (l[i^]t t l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative of this word, littler and littlest, are often used as comparatives of the sense small; but in the sense few, less, or, rarely, lesser is the proper comparative and least is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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