underruff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ ruff

Verb[edit]

underruff (third-person singular simple present underruffs, present participle underruffing, simple past and past participle underruffed)

  1. (bridge) To ruff with a trump lower than the trump already played by one's opponent
    • 1973, Fred L. Karpin, The Art of Card Reading at Bridge[1], ISBN 0060122714, page 149:
      And so, at trick five, when South ruffed a diamond with the board's queen of clubs, East, having a discard to make, found a gorgeous one— he underruffed with seven of trumps!

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Noun[edit]

underruff (plural underruffs)

  1. An act of underruffing

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