auction bridge


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n auction bridge a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auction bridge A variety of the game of bridge in which the players, beginning with the dealer, bid for the privilege of naming the trump and playing with the dummy for that deal, there being heavy penalties for a player's failure to make good his bid. The score value of each trick more than six taken by the successful bidder is as follows: when the trump is spades, 2; clubs, 6; diamonds, 7; hearts, 8; royal spades (lilies), 9; and when the deal is played with no trump, 10.
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In literature:

There are two kinds of bridge; one, known as Auction Bridge is for three players.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
He played auction bridge that afternoon in a private room at one of the hotels with the three men he had lunched with.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I say, Hoape, they tell me you play uncommonly good auction bridge.
"The Pretty Lady" by Arnold E. Bennett
He did uncommonly well at auction bridge in the clubs.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
There are volumes on auction bridge, family budgets and mind-training.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Now, A. and B. were strictly within the rules of Auction Bridge in acting as they did.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 21, 1920" by Various
"The Blue Book of Chess" by Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
I was sitting quietly at home reading Maeterlinck on Auction Bridge when suddenly I began to sneeze like a Russian regiment answering roll call.
"You Should Worry Says John Henry" by George V. Hobart
Appended hereto will be found "The Laws of Auction Bridge" as published by the Whist Club of New York, November, 1912.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
Auction Bridge in a Nutshell.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones

In news:

Thieves steal adventurer 's kayak near Auction Street Bridge.
They are seen under the Auction Street bridge.
A month ago I started working at Jane's Dancing Bear Auctions on Bridge Street.