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crossruff

[noun kraws-ruhf, -ruhf, kros-; verb kraws-ruhf, kros-]Bridge, Whist.
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noun
  1. a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays.
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to play by means of a crossruff.

Origin of crossruff

First recorded in 1585–95; cross- + ruff2
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British Dictionary definitions for crossruff

crossruff

noun
  1. the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy
verb
  1. (intr) to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership
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