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eldest hand

or elder hand

noun, Cards.
1.
the player on the dealer's left.
Also called age, edge.
Compare pone2 (def 1).
Origin of eldest hand
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • eldest hand has two small trumps, queen of hearts, and queen and seven of spades.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds
  • Should the eldest hand lead without asking permission, his partner may double, but only if the maker of the trump consent.

    Bridge Axioms and Laws J. B. Elwell
  • The eldest hand has the best position to play a lone hand, and the dealer the next best.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds
  • The eldest hand leads any card he chooses and all must follow suit if able, the penalty for a revoke being the loss of the game.

  • Should the right-hand adversary of the dealer ask permission to lead, the eldest hand does not thereby lose his right to double.

    Bridge Axioms and Laws J. B. Elwell
  • The eldest hand begins the game by playing a card in one of three ways.

  • After the deal the players bid for the trump in turn, commencing with the eldest hand.

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
  • Should the eldest hand lead before the discard is completed, the lead stands, and the dealer can change his discard if he wishes.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds
  • “Bridge,”—when the score of the eldest hand is four to one or four to two in his favor.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds
  • The eldest hand has the king of clubs, the king of hearts, the ace and seven of diamonds, and the ten of spades.

    The Laws of Euchre H. C. Leeds

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