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Meaning of endplay

end•play

Pronunciation: (end'plā"), [key]
— Bridge. Bridge.
—n.
  1. any play, usually near the end of a contract, that puts one of the opposing players in the lead and forces the opponents to lose one or more tricks that they would have won if their side had not been leading.
—v.t.
  1. to put into the lead by an endplay.
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