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takeout double Syllabification: take·out dou·ble

Definition of takeout double in English:


A double that, by convention, requires one’s partner to bid, used to convey information rather than to score penalty points. Often contrasted with business double.
Example sentences
  • A take-out double has no upper limit of strength and may be the first move on a really big hand.
  • The effort to separate penalty doubles from take-out doubles has become more difficult in recent years, as experts have developed special agreements about some low-level situations.
  • It's a take-out double by the defense after your partner has bid.
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