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ruff1 British & World English

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

ruff2 British & World English

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

ruff3 British & World English

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

ruff4 British & World 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 British & World English

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

tommy ruff in ruff2 British & World English

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

ruffe British & World English

A European freshwater fish of the perch family, with a greenish-brown back and yellow sides and underparts

ruff in ruffe British & World English

A European freshwater fish of the perch family, with a greenish-brown back and yellow sides and underparts

cross-ruff British & World English

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

ruff British & World English

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

four-stroke ruff in ruff4 British & World 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 British & World 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)