dummy whist

dummy whist
noun
a form of whist with three players; four hands are dealt with the hand opposite the dealer being face up
Hypernyms: ↑whist, ↑long whist, ↑short whist

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noun
: whist played by three players with a fourth hand that is dealt opposite the dealer, turned face up before play begins, and managed by the dealer

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dummy whist
Whist played with a dummy hand
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Main Entry:whist

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