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double dummy

noun, Cards.
a variety of bridge for two players in which two hands are kept face down until the end of the bidding when both hands are exposed.
Origin of double dummy
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • With a double dummy, the French way, or Norwegian Skat, if you like.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
  • The lady would play anything, piquet, écarté, double dummy—and her daughter Elsie hated the sight of cards.

  • The lion, it will be seen, was self-sacrificing even to the extent of double dummy.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill

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