Definition of endplay in English:

endplay

noun

Bridge
  • A way of playing in the last few tricks which forces an opponent to make a disadvantageous lead.

    • ‘Here you can learn about card passing technique, spade and heart suit management, how to make and defend against slams, strip plays and advanced endplays.’
    • ‘Indeed he had the hoped-for cards for the endplay to work.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Bridge
  • Force (an opponent) to make an endplay:

    ‘the eight of clubs was led with the intention of endplaying West’
    • ‘When you won the spade king, you were endplayed in three suits.’
    • ‘If he plays four of hearts, West is endplayed to give one trick to him.’

Pronunciation:

endplay

/ˈɛn(d)pleɪ/