takeout double
noun Date: circa 1944 a double made in bridge to convey information to and request a bid from one's partner

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  • Takeout double — A takeout double is a conventional double used in a competitive auction (most often, immediately after an opponent s opening bid) to show a desire to compete, in contrast to a penalty double, which indicates a desire to defend against the… …   Wikipedia

  • takeout double — Bridge. See informatory double. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • takeout double — noun A double, usually indicating strength and a desire to play the hand; partner is expected to take out by making a bid …   Wiktionary

  • takeout double — noun : informatory double …   Useful english dictionary

  • takeout — [tāk′out΄] n. 1. the act of taking out 2. prepared food bought to be taken away and eaten at home, etc. adj. ☆ 1. designating or of prepared food sold as by a restaurant to be eaten away from the premises 2. Bridge designating a double intended… …   English World dictionary

  • takeout — noun 1》 N. Amer. a takeaway. 2》 Bridge a bid (in a different suit) made in response to a bid or double by one s partner …   English new terms dictionary

  • informatory double — noun : a double made in bridge to convey information to one s partner and to invite a bid from him called also takeout double * * * Bridge. a double intended to inform one s partner that one has a strong hand and to urge a bid regardless of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Negative double — The negative double is a form of take out double in bridge. It is made by the responder after his right hand opponent overcalls on the first round of bidding, and is used to show both support for the unbid suits as well as some values. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • informatory double — Bridge. a double intended to inform one s partner that one has a strong hand and to urge a bid regardless of the strength of his or her hand. Also called takeout double. Cf. business double. [1925 30; INFORMAT(ION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Glossary of contract bridge terms — These terms are used in Contract bridge[1][2] , or the earlier game Auction bridge, using duplicate or rubber scoring. Some of them are also used in Whist, Bid whist, and other trick taking games. This glossary supplements the Glossary of card… …   Wikipedia

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