'card: terms used in bridge'
contract(in the bidding sequence before play) the highest bid, which determines trumps and the number of tricks one side must try to make doublea call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract dummy(of a card game) played with one hand exposed or unplayed eastthe player or position at the table corresponding to east on the compass finessean attempt to win a trick when opponents hold a high card in the suit led by playing a lower card, hoping the opponent who has already played holds the missing card grand slamthe winning of 13 tricks by one player or side or the contract to do so little slam or small slamthe winning of all tricks except one by one side, or the contract to do so norththe player or position at the table corresponding to north on the compass no-trumpa bid or contract to play without trumps redoubleto double (an opponent's double)rubbera match of three gamessingletonan original holding of one card only in a suit southone of the four cardinal points of the compass, at 180° from north and 90° clockwise from east and anticlockwise from west tricka batch of cards containing one from each player, usually played in turn and won by the player or side that plays the card with the highest value trumpany card from the suit chosen as trumps vulnerable(of a side who have won one game towards rubber) subject to increased bonuses or penaltieswestthe player or position at the table corresponding to west on the compass yarborougha hand of 13 cards in which no card is higher than nine ▷ See card
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