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crossruff

[n. kraws-ruhf, -ruhf, kros-; v. kraws-ruhf, kros-] /n. ˈkrɔsˌrʌf, -ˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs-; v. ˈkrɔsˈrʌf, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a play in which each hand of a partnership alternately trumps a different suit in consecutive plays.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.
to play by means of a crossruff.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; cross- + ruff2
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  • West may overruff and play a trump, but declarer has the rest on a crossruff.
British Dictionary definitions for crossruff

crossruff

/ˈkrɒsˌrʌf/
noun
1.
the alternate trumping of each other's leads by two partners, or by declarer and dummy
verb
2.
(intransitive) to trump alternately in two hands of a partnership
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