match point

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match point

n.
The final point needed to win a sports match, especially in tennis.

match point

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport the final point needed to win a match
2. (Bridge) bridge the unit used for scoring in tournaments

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n.
1. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a situation in which the next point scored could decide the winner of the match.
2. the winning point itself.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.match point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)match point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
point - the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
Translations

match point

n (Tennis) → match point m inv
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