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point count

noun

, Bridge.
  1. a method of evaluating the strength of a hand by assigning a numerical value to high cards and to certain combinations and distributions of cards in the hand.
  2. the total number of points in one player's hand.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of point count1

First recorded in 1955–60

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Example Sentences

Mechanicsburg was evidently in this thing to win, and meant to make every point count.

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