ruff

  1. a high tight collar
  2. (cards) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit

Ruff

Protruding or lengthened hair around the neck and chest.
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ruff

[n] - common Eurasian sandpiper 2. [n] - (cards) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
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Ruff

Ruff noun [ French ronfle ; confer Italian ronfa , Portuguese rufa , rifa .] (Card Playing) (a) A game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it. Nares. (b) The act of trumping, especially when one has no card of the suit led.
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Ruff

Ruff intransitive verb & t. (Card Playing) To trump.
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Ruff

Ruff transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Ruffed ; present participle & verbal noun Ruffing .] 1. To ruffle; to disorder. Spenser. 2. (Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum. 3. ...
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ruff

1. A muslin or linen collar plaited, crimped, or fluted, worn formerly by both sexes, now only by women and children. 'Here to-morrow with his best ruff on.' (Shak) 'His gravity is much lessened since the late proclamation came out against ruffs; . . . They were come to that height of excess herein, that twenty shillings were used to be paid for st...
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ruff

trumping noun (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
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ruff

verb play a trump
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Ruff

• (n.) A game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it. • (n.) A variety of the domestic pigeon, having a ruff of its neck. • (v. i. & t.) To trump. • (n.) A muslin or linen collar plaited, crimped, or fluted, worn formerly by both sexes, now only by women and children. • (n.) A set of lengthened or otherwise modified fe...
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ruff

in zoology, Old World bird (Philomachus pugnax), of the sandpiper subfamily Calidritinae (family Scolopacidae) remarkable for its courtship plumage ... [3 related articles]
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ruff

in dresswear, crimped or pleated collar or frill, usually wide and full, worn in Europe, especially from the mid-16th century into the 17th century, ... [4 related articles]
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Ruff

Ruff is Black-American slang for a quarter.
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Ruff

The ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a bird belonging to the grallatores (waders) , Scolopacidae family. It was once abundant in Britain.
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Ruff

In card games a ruff is a card of the suit of trumps. In card games to ruff is to play a card of the suit of trumps when the led card was not of the suit of trumps - to trump.
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Ruff

A ruff was a circular collar of cambric or lawn in the form of a starched and crimped or pleated frill, fashionable in England between 1550 and 1630 after arriving arrived from France. Ruffs were generally about seven centimetres deep, with a man's ruff being higher at the back than the front so as to follow the line of the jaw.
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ruff

Type: Term Pronunciation: rŭf Definitions: 1. A collar or ruffle.
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ruff

(zoology) Bird Philomachus pugnax of the sandpiper family Scolopacidae. The name is taken from the frill of erectile purple-black feathers developed in the breeding season around the neck of the male. The females (reeves) have no ruff; they lay four spotted green egg...
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Ruff

Thick, longer hair growing around the neck.
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Ruff

To play a trump onto a trick, usually in order to try to win the trick.
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Ruff

profuse growth of hair on the front of the neck, or that surrounds the entire neck.
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Ruff

[clothing] A ruff is an item of clothing worn in Western Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. The ruff, which was worn by men, women and children, evolved from the small fabric ruffle at the drawstring neck of the shirt or chemise. They served as changeable pieces of cloth that could themselves be laundered ...
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Ruff

[cards] In trick-taking games, to ruff means to play a trump card to a trick (other than when trumps were led). According to the rules of most games, a player must have no cards left in the suit led in order to ruff. Since the other players are constrained to follow suit if they can, even a low trump can win a trick. In some games, like Pin...
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Ruff

The ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a medium-sized wading bird that breeds in marshes and wet meadows across northern Eurasia. This highly gregarious sandpiper is migratory and sometimes forms huge flocks in its winter grounds, which include southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It is usually considered to be the only memb...
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Ruff

Thick, longer hair growing around the neck.
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