Definition of Acol in English:


Line breaks: Acol
Pronunciation: /ˈakɒl


  • A British system of bidding designed to enable partners with weaker hands to find suitable contracts.
    More example sentences
    • Hugo Pollack's Bridge On One Page provides a one-page summary for beginners of a bidding system based on Acol.
    • The Acol bidding system has no preference for suits and the No Trump opening can be either weak or strong.
    • The distinction between Acol and Benjaminised Acol is explained, and common variants seen in Britain are mentioned.


1930s: from Acol Road in Hampstead, London, the address of a house in which the system was devised.

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