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major suit

n. Games
A suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts in bridge.

major suit

n
(Bridge) bridge hearts or spades. Compare minor suit

ma′jor suit′


n.
hearts or spades, esp. with reference to their higher point values in bridge. Compare minor suit.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.major suit - (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or heartsmajor suit - (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
heart - a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it; "he led the queen of hearts"; "hearts were trumps"
spade - a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it; "she led a low spade"; "spades were trumps"
suit - playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"
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