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In the game of bridge, the player who first named the suit of the winning bid from among the two in the partnership winning the bid. His partner is the Dummy who lays his hand open on the table, and Declarer plays both his own hand and Dummy's.

In bridge columns in newspapers, South is always Declarer and North is always Dummy, regardless of the direction players were sitting when the hand was originally played, if it's even a real hand at all.

De*clar"er (?), n.

One who makes known or proclaims; that which exhibits.



© Webster 1913.

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