end play

end play
I. noun
1. : slight endwise movement (as of a shaft or axle); also : room for such movement
2.
a. : any of various plays in bridge usually made on the eleventh trick and occurring when a declarer forces an opponent to make a lead favorable to the declarer and after the declarer has first eliminated all cards not essential to the play — compare coup, elimination, squeeze, throw-in
b. : throw-in 2
II. transitive verb
1. : to execute a throw-in when playing (a bridge hand)
2. : to force (a bridge opponent) to win a trick and make a subsequent lead unfavorable to him

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end|play «EHND PLAY», noun, verb. Contract Bridge.
–n.
a play in which an opponent is forced into the lead so that he loses a trick. It usually occurs near the end of a contract.
–v.t.
to force into the lead in an endplay: »

South…could see that he would be endplayed if he retained that card (Alan Truscott).

end play,
the longitudinal back-and-forth play of an axle, shaft, or the like: »

Excessive end play in the crankshaft will produce an intermittent rap (Toboldt and Purvis).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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