Culbertson system

noun
Cul·​bert·​son system | \ˈkəlbə(r)tsən-\

Definition of Culbertson system 

: a system of bidding in contract bridge characterized by the use of approach and forcing bids, limited no-trump bids, and ace-showing no-trump bids

called also approach-forcing system

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Culbertson system

after Ely Culbertson †1955 American authority on contract bridge

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Culbertson system

Share Culbertson system

Dictionary Entries near Culbertson system

Cukor

-cular

culasse

Culbertson system

culdee

cul-de-four

cul-de-lampe

Statistics for Culbertson system

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Culbertson system

What made you want to look up Culbertson system? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!