[ fawr-suh m, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔr səm, ˈfoʊr- /
a company or set of four; two couples; a quartet: to make up a foursome for bridge.
- a match between two pairs of players, each of whom plays his or her own ball.
- Also called Scotch foursome. a match between two pairs of players, in which each pair plays one ball and partners stroke alternately.
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Examples from the Web for foursome
"The Foursome League," which Verity had instituted with her room-mates at the hostel, was kept by them as a solemn compact.A Popular Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
Foursome: A match in which four persons play: two on each side.
British Dictionary definitions for foursome
/ (ˈfɔːsəm) /
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Word Origin and History for foursome
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