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
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.