grand slam


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grand slam

n.
1. Baseball A home run hit when three runners are on base.
2. often Grand Slam The set of major or most prestigious competitions in a sport, especially when won in a single season, as the Wimbledon, French Open, US Open, and Australian Open tournaments in tennis, or the Masters, US Open, British Open, and PGA Championship tournaments in golf.
3. The winning of all the tricks during the play of one hand in bridge and other whist-derived card games.

grand slam

n
1. (Bridge) bridge the winning of 13 tricks by one player or side or the contract to do so
2. (Tennis)
a. the winning of all major competitions in a season, esp in tennis and golf
b. one of the major competitions in a grand slam
3. (Golf)
a. the winning of all major competitions in a season, esp in tennis and golf
b. one of the major competitions in a grand slam
4. (Rugby) (often capital) rugby union the winning of all five games in the annual Six Nations Championship involving England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, and Italy. Compare triple crown3
5. (Games, other than specified) baseball a home run hit when there is a runner on every base, scoring four runs

grand′ slam′


n.
1. the winning of or bid for all thirteen tricks of a deal in bridge. Compare little slam.
2. a home run with three runners on base.
3. the winning by a single player of several designated major championship contests in one season, as in golf or tennis.
[1890–95]

grand slam

The winning of the four major championships in one year (Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grand slam - winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
slam, sweep - winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Translations
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