deschapelles coup

noun
des·​cha·​pelles coup | \ ¦dāshə¦pel(z)- \

Definition of deschapelles coup

: the lead of a high card (such as a king) in whist or bridge in the hope that an opponent will win it and make the next-higher card good for an entry in one's partner's hand

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History and Etymology for deschapelles coup

after Guillaume Deschapelles †1847 French authority on whist

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“Deschapelles coup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deschapelles%20coup. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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