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contract bridge Syllabification: con·tract bridge
Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌtrakt ˌbrij/

Definition of contract bridge in English:


The standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count toward the game, as opposed to auction bridge.
Example sentences
  • During this period it began to lose ground in favour of bridge, especially contract bridge.
  • This is the game that the plain word ‘bridge ‘originally referred to, before the development of auction bridge and then today's 'contract bridge.'
  • Duplicate contract bridge, in which each competitor or team plays identical hands under similar conditions, is the main form of competitive bridge.
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