match-point

match point

[mach point for 1; mach point 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:
1920–25

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

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