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

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History and Etymology for Culbertson system

after Ely Culbertson †1955 American authority on contract bridge

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“Culbertson system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Culbertson%20system. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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