Ruff



noun
1.
a neckpiece or collar of lace, lawn, or the like, gathered or drawn into deep, full, regular folds, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2.
something resembling such a piece in form or position.
3.
a collar, or set of lengthened or specially marked hairs or feathers, on the neck of an animal.
4.
Ornithology. a species of European and Asian sandpiper, Philomachus pugnax, the male of which has a large erectile ruff of feathers during the breeding season.
Compare reeve3 .
5.
Alaska and Northern Canada. a fringe of fur around the edge of a parka hood or along the edges of a jacket.
verb (used with object)
6.
tease (def 3).
noun
1.
an act or instance of trumping when one cannot follow suit.
2.
an old game of cards, resembling whist.
verb (used with or without object)
3.
to trump when unable to follow suit.
noun
1.
a small European freshwater fish, Acerina cernua, of the perch family.
noun
1.
a circular pleated, gathered, or fluted collar of lawn, muslin, etc, often starched or wired, worn by both men and women in the 16th and 17th centuries
2.
(zoology) a natural growth of long or coloured hair or feathers around the necks of certain animals or birds
3.

an Old World shore bird, Philomachus pugnax, the male of which has a large erectile ruff of feathers in the breeding season: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
the male of this bird Compare reeve3

noun (cards)
1.
another word for trump1
2.
an old card game similar to whist
verb
3.
(cards) another word for trump1 (sense 4)
noun
1.
another name for roughie1

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