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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
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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