duplicate bridge


: a tournament form of contract bridge in which identical deals are played in order to compare individual scores

Examples of duplicate bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also several senior clubs dedicated to ballroom dancing, duplicate bridge, and aquatic recreation, where retirees gather to stay active and socialize. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2024 In Houston, Margie Beegle, 79, was sitting down Saturday morning to play duplicate bridge online when her partner in the game bailed. Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2020 Throughout his life Malouf was also an avid tennis player at the Olympic Club and California Tennis Club of San Francisco, a Giants season tickets holder and a weekly competitive duplicate bridge player. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, 3 July 2019 Dave’s passion for life was evident as a loving husband, doting father & grandfather, a fierce adversary in the courtroom, an avid and accomplished duplicate bridge player and was addicted to all sports Gators. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, 3 June 2018 Sherman was an avid golfer, duplicate bridge player, world traveler, and enjoyed his home computer. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, 23 May 2018 Dorothy was an avid golfer and an excellent duplicate bridge player. courant.com, 6 Mar. 2018 Upon retirement, Harold continued to meet new people and see new places while cruising and playing duplicate bridge. Sun-Sentinel.com, 4 Mar. 2018 The bridge union promotes a form known as duplicate bridge, which minimizes the role of chance by having teams score points based on how well each plays the same hands. Liam Stack, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of duplicate bridge was in 1926

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“Duplicate bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duplicate%20bridge. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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