minor suit


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minor suit

n. Games
A suit of inferior scoring value, either clubs or diamonds in bridge.

minor suit

n
(Bridge) bridge diamonds or clubs. Compare major suit

mi′nor suit′


n.
(in bridge) diamonds or clubs. Compare major suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minor suit - ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubsminor suit - ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
club - a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it; "he led a small club"; "clubs were trumps"
diamond - a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more red rhombuses on it; "he led a small diamond"; "diamonds 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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Zirkel, "The Minor Suit Awards IV," Phi Delta Kappan, June 2002, pp.
East bid three spades showing both minors, hearts and a minor suit two suiter being shown with a jump to four of the minor.
You have eight top tricks and a successful finesse in either minor suit will generate the ninth trick for you.
IN RESPONSE not only to popular demand but also to the unexpected availability of a French judge from the winter Olympics, it's time, once again, for the Minor Suit Awards in education litigation.1 The purpose of the awards, as stated at their inception, is to serve as a "lesson in judicial restraint for all those who take a sue-the-bastards approach to relatively picayune [school-related] problems that are best resolved through negotiation and .
North is now caught in a minor suit squeeze and declarer makes ten tricks.
IT HAS BEEN five years since the last issuance of the Minor Suit Awards in education litigation.[1] Unfortunately, more than enough candidates have accumulated to warrant another round of ceremonies.