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Bridge can be as bad as NASA for confusing acronyms and lingo! Welcome to the Jargon Jungle - a glossary of bridge terms designed to help you hack your way through to a better understanding of the game of bridge. Just click on the first letter of the word you wish to find!  Each letter of the alphabet reloads the page.

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Hamilton: See Cappelletti.

HCP (High Card Points): A method of hand evaluation, which consists of assigning point values to the top cards in each suit. The most common is the Work Point Count, developed by Milton Work, which assigns the values 4-3-2-1 to the Ace-King-Queen-Jack.

Hook: Slang for Finesse (See Finesse).

Howell: An alternative to the Mitchell movement for a small field in a pairs game. Almost all the pairs move each round and, if the full movement is played, each pair plays against each other pair. A single winner is produced.

 

 

 

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