major suit

major suit
noun Date: 1916 either of the suits hearts or spades having superior scoring value in bridge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • major suit — n. (Bridge) A suit of playing cards which has higher scoring value; specifically, either spades or hearts. Contrasted with a {minor suit}, being either diamonds or clubs. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • major suit — n. Bridge spades or hearts: so called from their higher value in scoring …   English World dictionary

  • Major suit — In the card game contract bridge, the major suits are spades (♠) and hearts (♥)[1]. The major suits are of prime importance for tactics and scoring as they outrank the minor suits while bidding and also outscore them (30 per contracted trick for… …   Wikipedia

  • major suit — ma′jor suit′ n. gam hearts or spades, esp. with reference to their higher point values in bridge Compare minor suit • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • major suit — noun (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts • Topics: ↑bridge • Hypernyms: ↑suit • Member Meronyms: ↑heart, ↑spade …   Useful english dictionary

  • major suit — Bridge. hearts or spades, esp. with reference to their higher point values. Cf. minor suit. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • major suit — noun Either of the suits of spades (♠) and hearts (♥), which rank higher than the minor suits (diamonds and clubs) …   Wiktionary

  • major suit — noun Bridge spades or hearts …   English new terms dictionary

  • major suit — /meɪdʒə ˈsut/ (say mayjuh sooht) noun Bridge hearts or spades (because they have higher point values) …   Australian English dictionary

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