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noun [countable]     grand slam pronunciation in American English
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singulargrand slam
pluralgrand slams
  1. 1
    a home run in baseball in which a player scores four runs (=points) because there is a player on each of the four bases
  2. 2

    Grand Slam

    a set of important competitions held in a sport during one year, especially in tennis, rugby or golf

    Melbourne’s Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

    1. a.
      one of the important competitions held in a sport such as tennis, rugby or golf during one year

      Murray’s first Grand Slam was at the US Open.

    2. b.
      a situation in which a player or team wins all of a set of important competitions in a particular sport in the same year

      In 2010 New Zealand won their third Grand Slam in five years.

  3. 3
    a situation in the card game of bridge in which a pair of players wins all 13 of the tricks

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