from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A series of plays in games of the whist family in which partnership hands alternately trump suits led by the other partner.
- intransitive v. To perform a crossruff or a series of crossruffs.
- transitive v. To trump (one's partner's lead or a lead from the dummy) in alternating plays.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A play in which tricks are taken by taking alternate ruffs in each hand
- v. To execute a crossruff
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The play in bridge or whist where partners trump each a different suit, and lead to each other for that purpose; -- called also seesaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In whist, a double ruff; a see-saw (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. trump alternately in two hands
At today's slam South opted to try for a crossruff.
He can cash the top diamonds and clubs and start a crossruff.
So guilt would have been irrational as I enjoyed the chef's artful crossruff of textures -- the chewy puffin playing against the more brittle sunchoke and hazelnuts, with an overall sea-saltiness prevailing amid the Gallic refinement of the sauce.
“Unusual type of crossruff with a singleton trump in dummy,” remarked Peregrine the Penguin.
Without another word of abuse, he proceeded to reel off six more tricks on a crossruff.
When West showed out, discarding a spade, declarer set about a crossruff - one trick too late.
But decided to reduce declarer's crossruff potential.