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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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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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