from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hand at bridge upon which ‘no trumps’ can be declared. See
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At home, if I venture a light no-trump, and Joan, sitting on my right, exclaims well out of turn, "Oh! father," we all know that Joan has the no-trumper, and the play proceeds accordingly.
When much behind in the score a risky no-trumper such as one with an established suit of seven or eight cards without a card of entry, may be declared.