match point

[ mach point for 1; mach point for 2 ]
/ ˈmætʃ ˈpɔɪnt for 1; ˈmætʃ ˌpɔɪnt for 2 /

noun

(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.

Nearby words

  1. matas operation,
  2. matata,
  3. match,
  4. match plate,
  5. match play,
  6. match-fit,
  7. match-funding,
  8. match-girl,
  9. match-head,
  10. match-up

Origin of match point

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for match point

match point

noun

sport the final point needed to win a match
bridge the unit used for scoring in tournaments
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