deschapelles coup

noun

des·​cha·​pelles coup
¦dāshə¦pel(z)-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 May. 2024.

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