Definition of endplay in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛn(d)pleɪ/


A way of playing in the last few tricks which forces an opponent to make a disadvantageous lead.
Example sentences
  • Here you can learn about card passing technique, spade and heart suit management, how to make and defend against slams, strip plays and advanced endplays.
  • Indeed he had the hoped-for cards for the endplay to work.


[with object]
Force (an opponent) to make an endplay: the eight of clubs was led with the intention of endplaying West
More example sentences
  • If he plays four of hearts, West is endplayed to give one trick to him.
  • When you won the spade king, you were endplayed in three suits.

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