the winning of twelve of the thirteen tricks of a deal.Also called small slam.Compare grand slam(def 1).
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Origin of little slam
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for little slam
bridge the winning of all tricks except one by one side, or the contract to do soAlso called: small slam
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