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declarer

[dih-klair-er] /dɪˈklɛər ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that declares.
2.
Bridge. the player who plays the contract; dummy's partner.
Origin of declarer
1520-1530
1520-30; declare + -er1
Related forms
nondeclarer, noun
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  • The declarer states that he would have made the claim, regardless of Dummy's remark.

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  • It consists in bidding two of a suit in which the declarer has little or no strength.

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  • It is true that the declarer expects that suit, but it may be the only opening he fears.

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  • It is worth 100 if the declarer go down two; 150, if he lose three, etc.

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  • If the declarer fall one trick short, the double gains 50 points.

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  • The play of the King cannot be of any benefit, and should the declarer have the Nine, will be most expensive.

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  • When the final declaration has been made the play shall begin, and the player on the left of the declarer shall lead.

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  • Under these irregular circumstances, should the declarer lose the trick?

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  • The latter portion of that law does not apply, as the opponent did not place his cards on the table after a claim by the declarer.

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  • The decision, therefore, is that the declarer is entitled to the disputed trick.

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British Dictionary definitions for declarer

declarer

/dɪˈklɛərə/
noun
1.
a person who declares
2.
(bridge) the player who, as first bidder of the suit of the final contract, plays both hands of the partnership
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