GLOSSARY 
      An important aspect of learning the game of Bridge is mastering the language of Bridge.
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  "I can always tell a good man 
   by the way he plays Bridge: 
   hard and long."
                                         Mae West
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  A FIT
BALANCED HAND
BALANCING
BATH COUP
BELOW THE LINE

BID
BLACKWOOD
BONUS
BOOK
BREAK

BROKEN SEQUENCE
CAPTAIN
COMBINED HANDS
COMBINED POINTS
CONTRACT

CONVENTION
COVER
CUE BID
CUT
DANGER HAND

DEALER
DECLARER
DEFENDERS
DISCARD
DISTRIBUTION

DOUBLE
DOUBLETON
DRAW TRUMP
DUCK
DUMMY

ENTRY
EQUALS
FIVE CARD MAJORS
FINESSE
FORCING BID

FORCING DEFENSE
FOURTH HIGHEST
GAME
GERBER
GOLDEN FIT

GO DOWN
GO UP

HAND
HIGH/LOW
HOLD UP
HONORS
INTERNAL SEQUENCE

INVITATIONAL BID
JORDAN
JUMP OVERCALL
LHO
MAJORS/MINORS

MAXI PASS
MISTAKES
OFF THE TOP
OPENING BID
OPENING LEAD

OPENING LEADER 
OPENERíS REBID 
OVERCALL
OVERRUFF
OVERTAKE

OVERTHERE
OVERTRICK
PARTIAL PULL
PARTNER
PART SCORE 

PASS
PASSED OUT
PENALTY
PENALTY DOUBLE
PHANTOM SAVE

PLAY FOR THE DROP
PRE-EMPTIVE OPENING BID
PROMOTION
PULL THE DOUBLE
PULL TRUMP

QUICK LOSER
REDOUBLE 
RESPONSE 
REVERSE 
RHO

RUBBER BRIDGE
RULE OF ELEVEN

SACRIFICE
SECOND HAND
SET 
SEQUENCE
SHORT CLUB

SHUFFLE
SIDE SUIT
SIGNALS 
SIGN OFF BID
SINGLETON

SLAM 
SLOW LOSER
SPLIT
SPLITTING HONORS 
STAYMAN

STOPPER 
STRONG NO TRUMP
STRONG TWO BID 
SUPPORT 
SURE TRICKS

TAKE OUT DOUBLE
TECHNICAL TERMS 
THIRD HAND 
TO RUFF 
TO TRUMP

TOUCHING HONORS 
TRAFFIC LIGHT BIDS 
TRICK 
TRICK SCORE 
TRUMP EXTRACTION

TRUMP SUIT 
UNBALANCED HAND 
UNBALANCED PARTNER
UNDERBID 
UNDERTRICKS

UNDERWEAR 
VOID
UPPERCUT
VULNERABILITY
WEAK NO TRUMP

WEAK TWO BID 
YARBOROUGH

 

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