little slam

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

Origin of little slam

First recorded in 1895–1900; little + slam2
  • Also called small slam .

Words Nearby little slam Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use little slam in a sentence

  • 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.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • 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.

    The Firing Line | Robert W. Chambers
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for little slam

little slam

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

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