a sequence of plays in which a card is led from the hand of each of two partners in turn, which the other trumps
Origin of crossruffcross- + ruff
A series of plays in games of the whist family in which partnership hands alternately trump suits led by the other partner.
verbcross·ruffed, cross·ruff·ing, cross·ruffs
To perform a crossruff or a series of crossruffs.
To trump (one's partner's lead or a lead from the dummy) in alternating plays.
(third-person singular simple present crossruffs, present participle crossruffing, simple past and past participle crossruffed)
- To execute a crossruff