cross·​ruff | \ ˈkrȯs-ˌrəf How to pronounce crossruff (audio) , -ˈrəf \

Definition of crossruff

: a series of plays in a card game (such as bridge) in which partners alternately trump different suits and lead to each other for that purpose

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crossruff verb

Examples of crossruff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then the defense engineered a crossruff for down three! Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: July 13, 2019," 13 July 2019 South shouldn’t have had the opportunity for his crossruff. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: March 19, 2017," 19 Mar. 2017 One of the worst feelings a defender can have is watching helplessly as declarer engineers a crossruff. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: March 19, 2017," 19 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of crossruff

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crossruff was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Crossruff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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