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Meaning of match point

match point

Pronunciation: (mach' point' for 1 mach' point&sec for 2), [key]
  1. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the match.
  2. Duplicate Bridge. a scoring unit consisting of one point awarded to a partnership for each opposing partnership whose score they better on a hand and of one-half point for each opposing partnership whose score they equal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.