match point

[mach point for 1; mach point for 2]
(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the match.
Duplicate Bridge. a scoring unit consisting of one point awarded to a partnership for each opposing partnership whose score they better on a hand and of one-half point for each opposing partnership whose score they equal.

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match point
1.  sport the final point needed to win a match
2.  bridge the unit used for scoring in tournaments

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Example sentences
She broke right back and after a nervy double-fault on her first match point, closed out the win.
He faces match point, hopping from foot to foot, then hits the ball wide.
Next, a match point is chosen for any point on both curves.
Match point is any combination of temperature and wavelength, at which two media have indistinguishable refractive indices.
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