informatory double

a double intended to inform one's partner that one has a strong hand and to urge a bid regardless of the strength of his or her hand. Also called takeout double. Cf. business double.
[1925-30; INFORMAT(ION) + -ORY1]

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  • informatory double — noun : a double made in bridge to convey information to one s partner and to invite a bid from him called also takeout double * * * Bridge. a double intended to inform one s partner that one has a strong hand and to urge a bid regardless of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Informatory Double — Bridge A double in some bidding systems made primarily to give information to a player s partner …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • Negative double — The negative double is a form of take out double in bridge. It is made by the responder after his right hand opponent overcalls on the first round of bidding, and is used to show both support for the unbid suits as well as some values. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • business double — Bridge. a double made to increase the penalty points earned when a player believes the opponents cannot make their bid. Also called penalty double. Cf. informatory double. * * * …   Universalium

  • takeout double — Bridge. See informatory double. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Negative Double — See Informatory Double …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • takeout double — noun : informatory double …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glossary of contract bridge terms — These terms are used in Contract bridge[1][2] , or the earlier game Auction bridge, using duplicate or rubber scoring. Some of them are also used in Whist, Bid whist, and other trick taking games. This glossary supplements the Glossary of card… …   Wikipedia

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