ⁿ Reversing is a way to show an unusually strong hand in the auction by bidding suits in an inconvenient order.
ᵒ If someone has a long spade suit (say), they’ll have fewer cards in the other suits. In bridge this concept is frequently referred to as vacant spaces.
ᵖ Tournaments in bridge are often referred to by the scope of the event, e.g. sectional, regional, provincial, national...
A particular sequence of bad decisions during the auction, which results in defending a doubled contract which makes.
ʳ When leading a long suit, most players adopt a style of leading 2nds & 4ths or 3rds & 5ths to convey their holding in the suit. (e.g. 2nd from bad suits, 4th from good suits)
ˢ During the auction, some people choose to exchange lots of information in order to be confident they’re bidding a contract they can make. Others prefer to leave the opponents (& their partner) in the dark by taking a wild stab at what they can make – which is called ‘shooting (a contract)’.