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point count

noun, Bridge.
a method of evaluating the strength of a hand by assigning a numerical value to high cards and to certain combinations and distributions of cards in the hand.
the total number of points in one player's hand.
Origin of point count
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mechanicsburg was evidently in this thing to win, and meant to make every point count.

    Fred Fenton on the Track Allen Chapman

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