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 for small slam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slam \Slam\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or that which, slams.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The shock and noise produced in slamming.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The slam and the scowl were lost upon Sam.
                                                    --Dickens.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Card Playing) Winning all the tricks of a deal (called,
        in bridge,
  
     grand slam, the winning of all but one of the thirteen
        tricks being called a
  
     little slam or
  
     small slam).
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. The refuse of alum works. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  small slam
      n 1: winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge [syn:
           little slam, small slam]

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