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An obsolete form of the card game bridge, in which all tricks won counted towards the game whether bid or not.
- ‘This is the game that the plain word ‘bridge ‘originally referred to, before the development of auction bridge and then today's contract bridge.’’
- ‘She won first prize at auction bridge twice, enjoyed theatres and moving picture shows, went to parties, receptions, dinners, and other social functions, and had a good time.’
- ‘The bridge club offers contract and not auction bridge.’
- ‘But he also studied the writings of Milton Work, the greatest authority on auction bridge.’
- ‘British civil servants in remote India developed the practice of bidding for the privilege of calling the trump suit, thus introducing ‘auction bridge.’’
- ‘In turn, bridge evolved into auction bridge in the first decade of the 20th century, and contract bridge was developed in the 1920s and '30s.’
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