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false card

noun, Chiefly Bridge.
1.
a card played to give an opponent a mistaken idea of the quality or length of one's holding in the suit led.
Origin of false card
1875-1880
1875-80

false-card

[fawls-kahrd] /ˈfɔlsˌkɑrd/
verb (used without object), Chiefly Bridge.
1.
to play a false card.
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  • It was a false card to play, for George grew obstinate at once.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • I know not how they have shuffled, but my head on't, A false card is turn'd up trump, but fates look to't.

  • She professed her delight at the unexpected pleasure and then boldly played a false card.

    The Song of the Wolf Frank Mayer
British Dictionary definitions for false card

false-card

verb
1.
(intransitive) (bridge) to play a misleading card, esp a high loser, in order to deceive an opponent
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