In bridge, a player may bid "double" if the last bid was a regular (suit or no trump) bid made by the opponents. If this is the final bid, the hand is played for increased score or penalty. If the last bid was a double by the opponents, a player may bid "redouble" which increases the scoring again. If a regular bid occurs after a double or redouble, the score for the hand returns to normal.

Re*dou"ble (r?*d?b"'l), v. t. [Pref. re- + double: cf. F. redoubler. Cf. Reduplicate.]

To double again or repeatedly; to increase by continued or repeated additions; to augment greatly; to multiply.

So they Doubly redoubled strokes upon the foe. Shak.

<-- v. t. 2. (Contract bridge) To bid a redouble.

n. An optional bid made by the side currently holding the highest bid for the contract, after the opposing side has doubled. This bid increases the score for successfully making the contract, and increases the penalties for failing. The score or penalty depends on the number of tricks over or under the contract, according to a defined schedule, and depending on the vulnerability of the side attempting the contract. -->


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Re*dou"ble, v. i.

To become greatly or repeatedly increased; to be multiplied; to be greatly augmented; as, the noise redoubles.


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