point count


: a method of evaluating the strength of a hand in bridge by counting points for each high card and usually for long or short suits
also : the value of a hand so evaluated

Examples of point count in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second and final matches will be mixed doubles format: Rally scoring (every point counts), best two out of three games to 21, win by 2. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2024 On the Thorns’ side, every point counts with four games to go, and the legacy of Rapinoe’s relationship with Portland will be in the spotlight as well. oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 Once on the phone with an operator, callers will be asked for the date and county of harvest, type of land (public or private) and the antler point count when reporting a deer. Frank Sargeant, al, 6 Jan. 2021 Agrawal went a step further, gathering several long-term tallies of monarch populations at different parts of the life cycle, including the overwintering data, the NABA data and the funnel-point counts. Gabriel Popkin, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2020 Thiem seems to thrive in moments when every point counts. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2020 Homelessness is up 5 percent from last year in Austin, as 2,255 individuals will experience homelessness in the city this year, according to the Austin/Travis County annual point count. Nick Givas, Fox News, 5 Nov. 2019 Instead of the season points being reset, they will be continued through the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, with points counting double. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2019 Youngblood has done little to ramp up the game's enemy variety—let alone its AI—while boss battles revolve around simple, repetitive patterns and sky-high hit-point counts. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 25 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of point count was in 1914

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“Point count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20count. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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