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game point

(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the game.
Origin of game point
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He fends off the match points and gets to game point but is stymied by a big del Potro forehand.

    Upset for the Ages Touré September 15, 2009
British Dictionary definitions for game point

game point

(tennis, squash, badminton) a stage at which winning one further point would enable one player or side to win a game
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