Meaning of declarer in English:



  • The player whose bid establishes the suit of the contract and who must therefore play both their own hand and the exposed hand of the dummy.

    • ‘This player then becomes the declarer; the two opponents are the defenders.’
    • ‘As with all contracts, an unsuccessful declarer loses twice the value of the game.’
    • ‘The worst disaster for the opponents is to lead the ace of a suit of which the declarer holds the king.’
    • ‘Once the trump suit has been named, the declarer exposes the top two cards of the deck.’
    • ‘If either opponent has at least as many points as the declarer, the opponents win.’