(In bridge or whist) a holding of only one or two cards of one suit in a hand.
- 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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