auction bridge



a variety of bridge in which odd tricks won in excess of the number named in the contract are scored toward game.Compare contract(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. auch,
  2. auckland,
  3. auckland islands,
  4. auction,
  5. auction block,
  6. auction pinochle,
  7. auction pitch,
  8. auctioneer,
  9. auctorial,
  10. aucuba

Origin of auction bridge

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for auction bridge

  • Jane's partner was a stout old gentleman whose wife was shrieking with merriment at an auction-bridge table.

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for auction bridge

auction bridge


a variety of bridge, now generally superseded by contract bridge, in which all the tricks made score towards game
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