false card

nounChiefly Bridge.
  1. a card played to give an opponent a mistaken idea of the quality or length of one's holding in the suit led.

Origin of false card

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby false card

Other definitions for false-card (2 of 2)

[ fawls-kahrd ]

verb (used without object)Chiefly Bridge.
  1. to play a false card.

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British Dictionary definitions for false-card


  1. (intr) bridge to play a misleading card, esp a high loser, in order to deceive an opponent

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