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crossruff

[noun kraws-ruhf, -ruhf, kros-; verb kraws-ruhf, kros-]Bridge, Whist.
noun
  1. a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to play by means of a crossruff.
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Origin of crossruff

First recorded in 1585–95; cross- + ruff2
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British Dictionary definitions for crossruff

crossruff

noun
  1. the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy
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verb
  1. (intr) to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership
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