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little slam

noun

, Bridge.
  1. the winning of twelve of the thirteen tricks of a deal.


little slam

noun

  1. bridge the winning of all tricks except one by one side, or the contract to do so Also calledsmall slam


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Word History and Origins

Origin of little slam1

First recorded in 1895–1900; little ( def ) + slam 2( def )

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Example Sentences

Something in the way she said it made it sound like a little slam on the boss, and of course I wasn't going to stand for that.

Cousin Park had just made a little slam and she looked quite complacent and cheerful.

"There was" said Malcourt; and ironically condoled with him as Portlaw accomplished a little slam in hearts.

A Little Slam, winning twelve of the thirteen tricks, adds 20 points to the honour score.

Little slam is twelve tricks similarly scored, and adds twenty points to the honour count.

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