Definition of major suit in English:

major suit

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  • Spades or hearts.
    More example sentences
    • Because of the difference in score, clubs and diamonds are called the minor suits and hearts and spades are the major suits.
    • If the suit is a major suit, the bidder must have at least 3 cards in the suit bid.
    • At the one level a major suit overcall may be made on a four-card holding of exceptional quality.


early 20th century: so named because of their higher scoring value.

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