point count


Definition of 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 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, "Alabama re-activates Game Check Call-In Service," 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, "What Is Really Killing Monarch Butterflies?," 1 Mar. 2020 Thiem seems to thrive in moments when every point counts. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "At the Australian Open, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev Look, Again, Like Heirs to the Throne," 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, "As homeless camps continue to spring up in Austin, Gov. Abbott orders cleanup effort," 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, "Tommy Tolles lead PGA Tour Champions playoff opener," 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, "Wolfenstein Youngblood review: In my day, we called this an expansion pack," 25 July 2019 With the top 16 teams this season qualifying for the inaugural Global Champions Play Offs in Prague in December, which boasts a record prize purse of $10m, including $3m for the winning team, every point counts. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Ben Maher and Explosion rock to double victory in Madrid," 5 May 2018 Credit age is a minor factor in scores, but every point counts. Bev O'shea, chicagotribune.com, "That new store card could torpedo your credit score," 24 Dec. 2017

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Point count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20count. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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