yarborough
[ yahr-bur-oh ]
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Origin + Etymology
Early 20th centurysaid to be named after an Earl of Yarborough, who bet 1000 to 1 against the occurrence of such a hand
Synonyms
  • hand
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a hand in which no card is higher than a nine
Example
A) When he saw that he had a yarborough, he knew he had a unique hand. B) A yarborough is highly rare when playing bridge.
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