minor suit


Definition of minor suit

: either of the suits diamonds or clubs having inferior scoring value in bridge

Examples of minor suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just one minor suit — which shortened the period of time in which Pennsylvania voters could fix errors on certain mail ballots — was successful. Anchorage Daily News, "How dozens of judges across the political spectrum rejected Trump’s efforts to overturn the election," 13 Dec. 2020 If partner’s jump-preference in your minor suit is invitational to game, pass. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Aug. 23, 2019," 23 Aug. 2019 Some experts would double (negative), suggesting length in the minor suits but not enough strength to bid at the level of three. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: July 10, 2019," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of minor suit

1916, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2020

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“Minor suit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20suit. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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