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noun Golf.
play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side.
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Origin of match play

First recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM match play

match player, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for match play

match play

noun
golf
  1. scoring according to the number of holes won and lost
  2. (as modifier)a matchplay tournament
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Derived forms of match play

match player, noun
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