informatory double


noun Bridge.

a double intended to inform one's partner that one has a strong hand and to urge a bid regardless of the strength of his or her hand.

Nearby words

  1. information theory,
  2. information warfare,
  3. informational,
  4. informative,
  5. informatory,
  6. informed,
  7. informed consent,
  8. informer,
  9. informercial,
  10. informing gun


Origin of informatory double

First recorded in 1925–30; informat(ion) + -ory1

Also called takeout double.

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