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no-trump

[noh-truhmp]Bridge.
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adjective
  1. (of a hand, bid, or contract) without a trump suit; noting a bid or contract to be played without naming a trump suit.
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noun
  1. the declaration to play a no-trump contract.
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Origin of no-trump

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for no-trump

Historical Examples

  • In bidding No-trump with three guarded suits, it does not matter which is unprotected.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • It is just too weak for a No-trump, but at first glance seems too strong for a Spade.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • A double of a No-trump is much safer than of a suit declaration.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • My hand does not warrant a No-trump, because I have only two suits stopped.

    Auction of To-day

    Milton C. Work

  • If you are the leader at "no-trump," open your longest suit.


British Dictionary definitions for no-trump

no-trump

noun Also: no-trumps
  1. a bid or contract to play without trumps
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adjective Also: no-trumper
  1. (of a hand) of balanced distribution suitable for playing without trumps
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