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crossruff

[ noun kraws-ruhf, -ruhf, kros-; verb kraws-ruhf, kros- ]

noun

  1. a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays.


verb (used with or without object)

  1. to play by means of a crossruff.

crossruff

/ ˈkrɒsˌrʌf /

noun

  1. the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy


verb

  1. intr to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership
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Word History and Origins

Origin of crossruff1

First recorded in 1585–95; cross- + ruff 2

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