Definition of Match point

1. Noun. (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis).

Category relationships: Lawn Tennis, Tennis
Generic synonyms: Point

Definition of Match point

1. Noun. (context: sports tennis) A state in a game where a player can win the entire match by winning the next point. Often used in tennis. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Match Point

match day
match drill
match fixing
match game
match made in heaven
match made in hell
match plane
match play
match point (current term)
match points
match referee
match referees
match stick
match sticks

Literary usage of Match point

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

1. Elements of Mining by George Joseph Young (1916)
"The toothed bar engages the match point and ignites the match compound which in turn ... Igniting devices used on safety lamps; (a) match point on ribbon, ..."

2. Joint Meeting on Multicomponent Polymers and Polyelectrolytes edited by Eric J. Amis (1998)
"In a first set of experiments the match point of dendrimers in water solution was found by SANS of mixtures of H2O and D2O. ..."

3. Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide edited by Joseph T Whittelsey, Irving C Wright (1915)
"match point. Then he sent down a most horribly curly service to Bundy and the latter, doing his utmost, could only get it back to the net. ..."

4. The Art of Lawn Tennis by William Tatem Tilden (1922)
"Witness his 5-set battle with me in the Championships, after being match point down in the fourth set, and his 5-set struggle with Johnston in the Davis Cup ..."

5. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1891)
"A good dark silk or wool walking dress with a rich plain bonnet to match; point lace at the throat and wrists ; a shawl or wrap over the left arm and a roll ..."

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