contract bridge

noun
con·​tract bridge | \ ˈkän-ˌtrakt- How to pronounce contract bridge (audio) \

Definition of contract bridge

: a bridge game distinguished by the fact that overtricks do not count toward game or slam bonuses

Examples of contract bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For over a year, the topic of cheating has consumed many players in the highest levels of contract bridge, the card game with a reputation for complex gameplay and clubby community. Alan Yuhas, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2021 The term Grand Slam entered sports in the 20th century via contract bridge, a card game in which a grand slam meant winning the maximum 13 tricks. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 An era with a weekly no-hitter would represent baseball’s full transition from a national pastime to the pursuit of specialists, like contract bridge. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 7 June 2021 His prosperous parents filled his childhood with an appreciation of art, music, theater, and contract bridge. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2019 As a contract bridge player, Dr. Rosenkranz won a dozen North American championships. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, 23 June 2019 As a contract bridge player, Mr. Rosenkranz won a dozen North American championships. Robert D. Mcfadden, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2019 His prosperous parents filled his childhood with an appreciation of art, music, theater and contract bridge. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, 23 June 2019 Off-screen, he was also known as a world-class chess player and a contract bridge player. Laignee Barron, Time, 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of contract bridge

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contract bridge was in 1918

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“Contract bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contract%20bridge. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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