[noun kraws-ruhf, -ruhf, kros-; verb kraws-ruhf, kros-]Bridge, Whist.
- a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays.
- to play by means of a crossruff.
Origin of crossruff
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- the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy
- (intr) to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership
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