contract bridge

con·​tract bridge | \ˈkän-ˌtrakt- \

Definition of contract bridge 

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

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Off-screen, he was also known as a world-class chess player and a contract bridge player. Laignee Barron, Time, "Today Would Have Been Omar Sharif's 86th Birthday. Here's What to Know About the Acclaimed Egyptian Actor," 10 Apr. 2018 Kay was an avid and accomplished contract bridge player and loved to golf, travel and entertain. Hartford Courant,, "Catherine Mary Tomasello," 28 Jan. 2018 Even tycoons Bill Gates and Warren Buffett became aficionados of contract bridge a few years ago. Martin E. Comas,, "Orlando North bridge club grows in popularity," 17 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of contract bridge

1918, in the meaning defined above

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