no-trump no-trump

Definition(s):

  • (n) a version of contract bridge in which no suit is designated as trump for the duration of the hand

Usage(s):

  1. In no-trump the first trick scores 40, all others 30.
  2. In the hit--run battles that German seamen still count on fighting, speed and protection are their trump cards, accuracy their no-trump aces.
  3. The master of the no-trump takeout now plays bridge but seldom, though the game booms and brings him money from his books and system-teachers.

News

  • Goren on Bridge

    After South's no-trump opening bid, North checked for a four-four spade fit via the Stayman Convention, then settled in three no trump when none was located. [...] there was no problem if diamonds broke three-two or, in the event of a four-one break, if West held the ace or length. If tricks are lost to the West hand, there is no immediate threat from that quarter since the jack-nine of hearts ...
    on October 4, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

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