end play


Definition of end play 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : slight endwise movement (as of a shaft or axle) also : room for such movement

2a : any of various plays in bridge usually made on the eleventh trick and occurring when a declarer forces an opponent to make a lead favorable to the declarer and after the declarer has first eliminated all cards not essential to the play — compare coup, elimination, squeeze, throw-in

b : throw-in sense 2

c : end game

end play

transitive verb

Definition of end play (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to execute a throw-in when playing (a bridge hand)

2 : to force (a bridge opponent) to win a trick and make a subsequent lead unfavorable to him

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