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doubleton

[ duhb-uhl-tuhn ]
/ ˈdʌb əl tən /
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noun Chiefly Bridge.

a set of only two cards of the same suit in a hand as dealt: The other player held a doubleton.

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Origin of doubleton

First recorded in 1905–10; modeled on singleton
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  • He had clubs and spades solid, with doubleton heart and diamonds.

    Competition|James Causey
  • You had simply noticed the pair together that evening at Doubleton.

    The Path Of Duty|Henry James
  • In October I met him at Doubleton; we spent three days there together.

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British Dictionary definitions for doubleton

doubleton
/ (ˈdʌbəltən) /

noun

bridge an original holding of two cards only in a suit
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