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auction bridge

noun
1.
a variety of bridge in which odd tricks won in excess of the number named in the contract are scored toward game.
Compare contract (def 5).
Origin of auction bridge
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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Examples from the Web for auction bridge
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  • The game of auction bridge may be divided into three species.

  • In auction bridge slight intimations convey much information.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work
  • I have just finished reading an article by an expert in auction bridge, and it has left me in a cold sweat.

    Of All Things Robert C. Benchley
  • Cashley, the fleet paymaster, was vainly endeavouring to get up a four at auction bridge.

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • auction bridge was her dissipation and I have heard she played a masterly game.

  • "I'm satisfied; it's your lead;" he dropped with some gracefulness into the parlance of auction bridge.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • I can sing a little, play the piano a little, auction bridge a good deal; I can cook, and sew fancy things.

    Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • There are two kinds of bridge; one, known as auction bridge is for three players.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • Writers on games declare that auction bridge is more of a "gambling" game than ordinary bridge.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • auction bridge is played with cards, just like pinochle, with the exception of the beer.

British Dictionary definitions for auction bridge

auction bridge

noun
1.
a variety of bridge, now generally superseded by contract bridge, in which all the tricks made score towards game
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