What does Yarbrough mean?

What does Yarbrough mean?

Yarborough or Yarbrough are related English toponymic surnames. They originated from Yarburgh (Yarborough) in Lincolnshire, named from the Old English habitational or topographic name eorðburg 'earthworks', 'fortifications', (a compound of eorðe/eorethe 'earth', 'soil' + burg 'fortress', 'burrow').

What is a Yarborough in bridge?

noun. (in bridge or whist) a hand with no card above a nine. 'The term a 'yarborough' in bridge and whist came about because the Earl of Yarborough was fond of betting at odds of 1000:1 against this hand being dealt (A yarboruough meaning a hand of 13 cards none of which is higher than a 9).

What is a bridge hand in cards?

1. bridge hand – the cards held in a game of bridge. deal, hand – the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand" chicane – a bridge hand that is void of trumps.

What is a bridge hand with no points called?

Bridge players use “yarborough” to designate a hand with no high-card points and NO TENS. Some bridge players loosely use the term “yarborough” to apply to any worthless (or nearly worthless) hand.