Definition of short suit in English:

short suit

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noun

  • (In bridge or whist) a holding of only one or two cards of one suit in a hand.
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    • A short suit containing the ace is preferable to a longer suit of intermediate cards; a suit containing the ace and two, for two sure points, is ideal.
    • If the tie can't be broken (both short suits have exactly the same value cards), the bonus isn't given.
    • In trump contracts, the defenders should first and foremost avoid letting the declarer win tricks with kings and queens in short suits.

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