Definition of Auction pitch
1. Noun. An all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Auction Pitch
Literary usage of Auction pitch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Hoyle: Or, Gentleman's Hand-book of Games, Containing All the by William Brisbane Dick (1894)
"When less than four play, nine or twelve cards may be dealt to each, as agreed upon, to increase the chances of the counting-cards being oat. auction pitch. ..."
2. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"The eldest hand sells, as at auction pitch. If a player's first bid is raised he may ... In all other respects the rules are the same as in auction pitch. ..."
3. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1899)
"auction pitch (called also Commercial Pitch). A kind of All Fours, ... A kind of auction pitch in which the dealer sells the privilege of making or pitching ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... but the establishment was abandoned in 1853. The islands belong politically to New Zealand. auction pitch, a card game which is a popular ..."
5. The Old Schoolhouse and Other Poems and Conceits in Verse by Thomas Stewart Denison (1902)
"Casino, Seven Up, (all kinds) Pitch, auction pitch, Pedro, Sancho-Pedro, etc., etc. By omitting long details on nice points, the author has given full and ..."
6. The United Service (1884)
"... it must be confessed; and when pin-pool or auction-pitch had palled in interest, and we would be casting about for some time-killing device, ..."