de·​clar·​er | \ di-ˈkler-ər How to pronounce declarer (audio) \

Definition of declarer

: one that declares specifically : the bridge player who names the trump and plays both his or her own hand and that of the dummy

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Recent Examples on the Web When declarer repeated the finesse, West won and shifted to the jack of clubs, and South ended up down three. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Sept. 21 2019," 21 Sep. 2019 In a penny game, Louie was declarer at four spades, and West led a trump. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Sept. 25, 2019," 25 Sep. 2019 In today’s deal, South became declarer at a routine-looking four spades, and West led a heart. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Sept. 20, 2019," 20 Sep. 2019 This week’s deals have focused on proper timing by declarer. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Aug. 9, 2019," 9 Aug. 2019 West takes the queen and leads another diamond, and declarer wins and takes the ace of hearts. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: June 27, 2019," 27 June 2019 Former world champion Peter Weichsel was declarer in today’s deal (reported by Barry Rigal) in the Platinum Pairs. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: June 10, 2019," 10 June 2019 Nobody could blame South for playing the ten, but West won with the jack and returned a diamond for East to take the king and ace (as declarer turned purple). Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: January 01, 2017," 1 Jan. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Declarer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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