match play
noun Date: 1893 golf competition in which the winner is the person or team winning the greater number of holes — compare stroke play

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Match play — is a scoring system for golf in which a player, or team, earns a point for each hole in which they have bested their opponents; this is as opposed to stroke play, in which the total number of strokes is counted over one or more rounds of 18 holes …   Wikipedia

  • Match-Play — Le Match play est une formule de calcul de score au golf (différente du stroke play). Il est décrit à la règle 2 des règles de golf. Dans les tournois professionnels masculins de golf, peu de tournois sont organisés selon cette formule. On peut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Match play — Le Match play est une formule de calcul de score au golf (différente du stroke play). Il est décrit à la règle 2 des règles de golf. Dans les tournois professionnels masculins de golf, peu de tournois sont organisés selon cette formule. On peut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • match-play — [ matʃplɛ ] n. m. • 1930; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Sport Compétition de golf qui se joue (entre deux joueurs ou deux équipes) trou par trou. Des match plays. ● match play, match plays nom masculin (anglais match play, de match et play, jeu) Au golf,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Match play — (Golf) Play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won or lost by each side; distinguished from {medal play}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • match play — n. 1. play in a match, as in tennis, etc. 2. Golf a form of competitive play in which the score is calculated by counting holes won rather than strokes taken: distinguished from STROKE PLAY …   English World dictionary

  • match play — match′ play n. spo golf competition in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side • Etymology: 1885–90 match′ play er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • match-play — n [singular] a method of scoring in golf based on the number of holes that are won, rather than the number of ↑strokes needed to reach each hole …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • match play — ► NOUN ▪ golf in which the score is reckoned by holes won …   English terms dictionary

  • Match-play — Le Match play est une formule de calcul de score au golf (différente du stroke play). Il est décrit à la règle 2 des règles de golf. Dans les tournois professionnels masculins de golf, peu de tournois sont organisés selon cette formule. On peut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • match play — noun golf scoring by holes won • Hypernyms: ↑golf, ↑golf game * * * noun 1. : golf competition in which the winner is the person or team winning the greater number of holes compare medal play 2. : match game * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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