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doubleton

[duhb-uh l-tuh n]
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noun Chiefly Bridge.
  1. a set of only two cards of the same suit in a hand as dealt: The other player held a doubleton.

Origin of doubleton

First recorded in 1905–10; modeled on singleton
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Examples from the Web for doubleton

Historical Examples

  • He had clubs and spades solid, with doubleton heart and diamonds.

    Competition

    James Causey

  • You had simply noticed the pair together that evening at Doubleton.

    The Path Of Duty

    Henry James

  • In October I met him at Doubleton; we spent three days there together.

    The Path Of Duty

    Henry James


British Dictionary definitions for doubleton

doubleton

noun
  1. bridge an original holding of two cards only in a suit
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