Winslow system

noun

Wins·​low system
ˈwinzˌlō-
: a method of bidding at contract bridge based upon valuation of an ace as 1¹/₂ probable tricks, king 1, queen ¹/₂, and jack ¹/₄ and on the principle that the lowest-ranking four-card suit regardless of its high-card content should be bid first

Word History

Etymology

after Thomas Newby Winslow †1942 American lawyer, mathematician, and bridge expert

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“Winslow system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Winslow%20system. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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