small slam


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small slam

n.
The winning of all but one of the tricks during the play of one hand of bridge. Also called little slam.

small slam

n
(Bridge) bridge another name for little slam

lit′tle slam′


n.
the winning of or bid for 12 of the 13 tricks of a deal in bridge. Also called small slam. Compare grand slam (def. 1).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.small slam - winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge
slam, sweep - winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
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