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auction bridge

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
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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

a variety of bridge, now generally superseded by contract bridge, in which all the tricks made score towards game
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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