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match point

[mach point for 1; mach point for 2] /ˈmætʃ ˈpɔɪnt for 1; ˈmætʃ ˌpɔɪnt for 2/
noun
1.
(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the match.
2.
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.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for match point
  • 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.
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  • match point is any combination of temperature and wavelength, at which two media have indistinguishable refractive indices.
British Dictionary definitions for match point

match point

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