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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