Definitions for finessefɪˈnɛss
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delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse(noun)
subtly skillful handling of a situation
The property of having grace, elegance, skill, or balance.
Skill in handling of a situation.
An adroit maneuver.
A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
To handle or manage carefully or skillfully.
Origin: from finesse, from fin.
subtilty of contrivance to gain a point; artifice; stratagem
the act of finessing. See Finesse, v. i., 2
to use artifice or stratagem
to attempt, when second or third player, to make a lower card answer the purpose of a higher, when an intermediate card is out, risking the chance of its being held by the opponent yet to play
Origin: [F., fr. fin fine. See Fine, a.]
In contract bridge and similar games, a finesse is a card play technique which will enable a player to win an additional trick or tricks should there be a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponents. The player attempts to win either the current trick or a later trick with a card of the suit he leads notwithstanding that the opponents hold a higher card in the suit; the attempt is based on the assumption that the higher card is held by a particular opponent. The specifics of the technique vary depending upon the suit combination being played and the number of tricks the player is attempting to win in that suit.
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