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auction bridge

a variety of bridge in which odd tricks won in excess of the number named in the contract are scored toward game.
Compare contract (def 5).
Origin of auction bridge
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Jane's partner was a stout old gentleman whose wife was shrieking with merriment at an auction-bridge table.

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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auction bridge

a variety of bridge, now generally superseded by contract bridge, in which all the tricks made score towards game
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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