match point

[mach point for 1; mach point for 2]
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  1. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the match.
  2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for match point

climax, crossroads, crunch, terminus, Rubicon

British Dictionary definitions for match point

match point

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