Definition of match play noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


match play

BrE BrE//ˈmætʃ pleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmætʃ pleɪ//
[uncountable] Golf
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a way of playing golf in which your score depends on the number of holes that you win rather than the number of times you hit the ball in the whole game compare stroke play See related entries: Golf
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: match play