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ruff1 US English

A projecting starched frill worn around the neck, characteristic of Elizabethan and Jacobean costume

ruff2 US English

An edible marine fish of Australian inshore waters that is related to the Australian salmon

ruff3 US English

(In bridge, whist, and similar card games) play a trump in a trick that was led in a different suit

ruff4 US English

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a single note preceded by either two grace notes played with the other stick (double-stroke ruff or drag) or three grace notes played with alternating sticks (four-stroke ruff)

in ruff1 US English

A northern Eurasian wading bird, the male of which has a large variously colored ruff and ear tufts in the breeding season, used in display

ruffe US English

A freshwater fish of the perch family, with a greenish-brown back and yellow sides and underparts. Native to Eurasia, it has been introduced into Lakes Michigan and Superior

ruff in ruffe US English

A freshwater fish of the perch family, with a greenish-brown back and yellow sides and underparts. Native to Eurasia, it has been introduced into Lakes Michigan and Superior

crossruff US English

A sequence of play in bridge or whist in which partners alternately trump each other’s leads

four-stroke ruff in ruff4 US English

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a single note preceded by either two grace notes played with the other stick (double-stroke ruff or drag) or three grace notes played with alternating sticks (four-stroke ruff)

double-stroke ruff in ruff4 US English

One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a single note preceded by either two grace notes played with the other stick (double-stroke ruff or drag) or three grace notes played with alternating sticks (four-stroke ruff)