[mach point for 1; mach point for 2]
- (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the match.
- Duplicate Bridge. a scoring unit consisting of one point awarded to a partnership for each opposing partnership whose score they better on a hand and of one-half point for each opposing partnership whose score they equal.
Origin of match point
First recorded in 1920–25
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- sport the final point needed to win a match
- bridge the unit used for scoring in tournaments