Meaning of point count

point' count"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Bridge. Bridge.
  1. a method of evaluating the strength of a hand by assigning a numerical value to high cards and to certain combinations and distributions of cards in the hand.
  2. the total number of points in one player's hand.
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