Definition of Grand slam

1. Noun. Winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge.

Generic synonyms: Slam, Sweep



Definition of Grand slam

1. Proper noun. (British football) win winning in each of the three UEFA cups - ''UEFA Champions League'', ''UEFA Cup'' (to be renamed ''UEFA Europa League'' from 2009–10) and ''Cup Winners' Cup'' (defunct). ¹

2. Proper noun. (tennis) The four biggest competitions of the year: Wimbledon, the w:French Open French Open, w:Australian Open Australian Open and the w:US Open US Open ¹

3. Proper noun. (rugby) Victory in every game in the ''Six Nations'' competition between ''England'', ''Wales'', ''Scotland'', ''Ireland'', ''France'' and ''Italy'' ¹

4. Proper noun. (rugby) Victory by a Southern Hemisphere national team over all of the Home Nations—''England'', ''Wales'', ''Scotland'', and ''Ireland''—in a single tour ¹

5. Proper noun. (golf) The four (or five) biggest competitions of the year, see w:Grand Slam (golf) Grand Slam (golf) on Wikipedia. ¹

6. Noun. (bridge) The bid and winning of all the tricks during the play of one hand. ¹

7. Noun. (sports) The winning of all the major or specified events. ¹

8. Noun. (baseball) Hitting a home run when the bases are loaded. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grand Slam

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grand prior
grand prize
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grand salami
grand slam (current term)
grand slams
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grand unification theory
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Literary usage of Grand slam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1901)
"... tricks up to the highest call of all " grand slam no trumps," indicating that the declaring side will make every trick and play the game without trumps. ..."

2. Auction Developments by Milton C. Work (1913)
"The proposed values are: — (1) 250 for grand slam, if 7 be bid; (2) 200 for Grand Slam, if 6 be bid; (3) 150 for Little Slam, if 6 be bid ; (4) 100 for ..."

3. The Whist Reference Book: Wherein Information is Presented Concerning the by William Mill Butler (1898)
"Either side making all thirteen tricks, counts a " grand slam." the winner, or winners, counting twenty ... If the grand slam is made, the winner receives ..."

4. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"The dealer and his partner score 56 and game for tricks; 16 for honours, and 40 for grand slam. In the first example the dealer is almost strong enough to ..."

5. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"When one side takes all thirteen tricks it counts as a grand slam, ... Doubling does not affect the value of honors, grand slam or little slam. ..."

6. Foster on Auction: A Complete Exposition of the Latest Developments of by Robert Frederick Foster (1918)
"He led a heart, trumped by A, and lost a grand slam. Had he known about the clubs he could have saved four tricks and set the contract, which was done at ..."

7. Wandering Jew Card Game. by Robert D. Manning (1986)
"The other honor score bonuses are as follows: LITTLE SLAM, twelve (12) tricks, made but not bid grand slam, thirteen (13) tricks, made but not bid LITTLE ..."

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