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noun [countable] grand slam pronunciation in British English
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    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.


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