informatory double

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

Origin of informatory double

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

Words Nearby informatory double Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use informatory double in a sentence

  • Fancy anyone's doubling a little slam bid on a hand like Carolyn Drake's—or even calling an informatory double in the first place!

    Murder at Bridge | Anne Austin
  • This comes nearer being an informatory double than any other in vogue in the game of to-day.

    Auction of To-day | Milton C. Work