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match play

noun, Golf.
play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side.
Compare medal play.
Origin of match play
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match player, noun Unabridged
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  • The old maxim that if a thing is worth doing at all it is worth doing well, applies with tremendous force to match-play golf.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
British Dictionary definitions for match-play

match play

  1. scoring according to the number of holes won and lost
  2. (as modifier): a matchplay tournament
Compare Stableford, stroke play
Derived Forms
match player, noun
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