Definition of endplay in English:



  • A way of playing in the last few tricks which forces an opponent to make a disadvantageous lead.

    ‘Here you can learn about card passing technique, spade and heart suit management, how to make and defend against slams, strip plays and advanced endplays.’
    ‘Indeed he had the hoped-for cards for the endplay to work.’


[with object]
  • Force (an opponent) to make an endplay.

    ‘the eight of clubs was led with the intention of endplaying West’
    • ‘If he plays four of hearts, West is endplayed to give one trick to him.’
    • ‘When you won the spade king, you were endplayed in three suits.’