Auction bridge

Auction bridge
Auction bridge Auc"tion bridge A variety of the game of bridge in which the players, beginning with the dealer, bid for the privilege of naming the trump and playing with the dummy for that deal, there being heavy penalties for a player's failure to make good his bid. The score value of each trick more than six taken by the successful bidder is as follows: when the trump is spades, 2; clubs, 6; diamonds, 7; hearts, 8; royal spades (lilies), 9; and when the deal is played with no trump, 10. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • auction bridge — n. a variety of the game of bridge in which the players bid for the right to say what suit shall be trump or to declare no trump: the extra tricks the declarer wins beyond his bid count toward a game: see also CONTRACT BRIDGE …   English World dictionary

  • Auction bridge — Infobox CardGame title = Auction Bridge subtitle = image link = image caption = alt names = type = trick taking players = 4 play = Clockwise card rank = A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 ages = num cards = 52 card deck = Anglo American origin = related …   Wikipedia

  • auction bridge — a variety of bridge in which odd tricks won in excess of the number named in the contract are scored toward game. Cf. contract (def. 5). [1905 10] * * *       card game that was the third step in the historical progression from whist to bridge… …   Universalium

  • auction bridge — noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge • Syn: ↑auction • Hypernyms: ↑bridge …   Useful english dictionary

  • auction bridge — noun Date: 1903 a bridge game differing from contract bridge in that tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • auction bridge — auc′tion bridge n. gam a variety of bridge in which tricks won in excess of the contract are scored toward game • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • auction bridge — /ɒkʃən ˈbrɪdʒ/ (say okshuhn brij) noun a variety of bridge in which all tricks won, whether bid or not, score towards game. Compare contract bridge …   Australian English dictionary

  • auction bridge — noun an obsolete form of the card game bridge, in which all tricks won counted towards the game whether bid or not …   English new terms dictionary

  • royal auction bridge — noun : auction bridge in which the spade suit is bid either as the lowest ranking suit counting 2 points per odd trick or as the highest ranking suit counting 9 points per odd trick compare royal spade …   Useful english dictionary

  • auction — [ôk′shən] n. [L auctio, an increasing, sale by increase of bids < auctus, pp. of augere, to increase: see WAX2] 1. a public sale at which items are sold one by one, each going to the last and highest of a series of competing bidders 2. AUCTION …   English World dictionary

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