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no-trump

[noh-truhmp] /ˈnoʊˈtrʌmp/ Bridge.
adjective
1.
(of a hand, bid, or contract) without a trump suit; noting a bid or contract to be played without naming a trump suit.
noun
2.
the declaration to play a no-trump contract.
Origin of no-trump
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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Historical Examples
  • In bidding no-trump with three guarded suits, it does not matter which is unprotected.

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  • It is just too weak for a no-trump, but at first glance seems too strong for a Spade.

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  • My hand does not warrant a no-trump, because I have only two suits stopped.

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  • A double of a no-trump is much safer than of a suit declaration.

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  • If you are the leader at "no-trump," open your longest suit.

  • The dealer, Z, makes it no-trump and A leads for the first trick.

  • Z, the dealer, makes it no-trump, and A leads for the first trick.

  • Any overbid of an adversary shows strength; an overbid of a partner who has declared no-trump may show weakness.

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  • A no-trump being thus eliminated, he, acting on the assurance given by the original call, may carry the suit to high figures.

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  • (b) The two Spade bid should be used as a no-trump invitation with any hand not quite strong enough to justify a no-trump call.

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British Dictionary definitions for no-trump

no-trump

noun
1.
a bid or contract to play without trumps
adjective
2.
(of a hand) of balanced distribution suitable for playing without trumps
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