foursomes

foursome

[fawr-suhm, fohr-]
noun
1.
a company or set of four; two couples; a quartet: to make up a foursome for bridge.
2.
Golf.
a.
a match between two pairs of players, each of whom plays his or her own ball.
b.
Also called Scotch foursome. a match between two pairs of players, in which each pair plays one ball and partners stroke alternately.
adjective
3.
consisting of four persons, things, etc.; performed by or requiring four persons.

Origin:
1540–50; four + -some2

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foursome (ˈfɔːsəm)
 
n
1.  a set or company of four
2.  sport fourball Compare greensome a game between two pairs of players, esp a form of golf in which each partner in a pair takes alternate strokes at the same ball
3.  (modifier) of or performed by a company of four: a foursome competition

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foursome
16c., from four + -some.
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