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Grand Slam commonly names a comprehensive or great achievement. It is derived from the "grand slam" in bridge, which originally (in bridge whist) referred to winning all thirteen tricks on one deal of the game, and later (in auction bridge and today's contract bridge) to succeeding in a contract to do so.
Grand Slam, grand slam, and so on, may also refer to:
In sports, most have a defined set of competitions, trophies or achievements that constitute a Grand Slam. This is usually because there is such an amount of competitions or trophies available that it would be impossible for any one player or team to enter them all, let alone win them. The defined competitions/trophies are usually considered to be the biggest, most desirable ones to win within that sport, often referred to as the 'Majors' of a given sport. Otherwise, in sports that have few competitions/trophies available a Grand Slam is defined as winning every competition/trophy you are eligible for in a given year; this is usually limited to domestic competitions/trophies in the field of internal/national league sports.
Below is a list of sports that have defined criteria for Grand Slams.
- Grand slam (baseball), home run with all three bases occupied, thereby scoring four runs on one play (the maximum)
- Grand Slam (horse) (1995–2012), American thoroughbred racehorse
- Grand Slam of Eventing, three particular world horse trials competitions; also one rider consecutively winning all three of them
- Grand Slam (golf) (in use from 1930), one player winning all four major annual golf tournaments
- PGA Grand Slam of Golf (from 1979), annual off-season men's golf competition
- Grand Slam (tennis) (in use from 1933), one player or pair winning all four major annual tennis tournaments; also a nickname for each of the major tournaments
- Pepsi Grand Slam (1976–1981), annual men's professional tennis tournament
- Grand Slam Cup (1990–1999), annual international tennis tournament
- Grand Slam (real tennis) (from 1990), a player or pair winning all four major annual real tennis tournaments
- Grand Slam Chess Association (from 2008?), series of major annual chess tournaments
- Grand Slam Masters Final, or Bilbao Chess Masters Final (from 2008), a culminating annual chess tournament
- Capital One Grand Slam of Curling (from 2001), series of annual curling bonspiels that is a subset of the World Curling Tour
- Grand Slam (PBA) (from 1975), one team winning all three major annual Philippine Basketball Association tournaments in a single season
- Grand Slam (rugby union) (first 1908), one national team defeating all others in the annual rugby union series now called Six Nations Championship
- Grand Slam (Judo)[disambiguation needed] judo competition
- Grand Slam (NASCAR) (officially 1985–2002/2003, unofficially 1970-2004), a cash prize award program in the NASCAR Cup Series and later unofficially designated for the races originally designated as "majors" by NASCAR in 1985.
- Grand Slam Championship, various achievements defined by winning four specific professional wrestling championships
- Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (from 1986), Award for one registered person finishing the four specified annual 100-mile footraces in the U.S.
- Grand Slam (shinty) (from 1947), one club winning four specific annual shinty trophies
- Explorers Grand Slam or Adventurers Grand Slam, one person reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, and all of the Seven Summits during an adventuring career, first completed in 1998
- Grand Slam (Fly-Fishing Caribbean), one angler catching a bonefish, tarpon, and permit during one day of Caribbean fly-fishing; one of four three-species Inshore Grand Slams defined by the International Game Fish Association
- In Formula One, winning a race from pole while leading every lap and scoring the fastest lap is sometimes referred to as a grand slam.
- Grand Slam of Hollywood show business, one current term for winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards in an American entertainment career
- Grand Slam of Philippine film industry, winning awards from the four major film award-giving bodies in a year in a category.
- Grand Slam of Vogue covers, appearing in the covers of the four longest running editions (American, British, French and Italian) of the women's fashion magazine. Term originally cited by Linda Evangelista.
- Operation Grand Slam, a plan to steal the U.S. gold reserves from Fort Knox in the 1959 James Bond novel Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
Film and television
- Grand Slam (1967 film), 1967 Italian heist movie
- 50 Grand Slam, 1976 US game show
- Grand Slam (1978 film), 1978 Welsh TV comedy movie
- Grand Slam (G.I. Joe) (introduced 1982), soldier character in the G.I. Joe universe, originally in comics and toys
- Grand Slam (1990 TV series), 1990 American action series
- Grand Slam (TV series), 2003 British quiz show
- Grand Slam (U.S. game show), 2007 American remake of the 2003 British show
- Grandslam (Transformers), micro-cassette tank character in the Transformers franchise[when?]
- Juice Leskinen Grand Slam (1970s–1980s), a Finnish rock band formed by Juice Leskinen
- Grand Slam (The Isley Brothers album), 1981 album by the Isley Brothers
- Grand Slam (Magic Slim album), 1983 album by Magic Slim
- Grand Slam (band) (1984–1985), band formed by Thin Lizzy bassist and vocalist Phil Lynott
- Grand Slam (Spiderbait album), 1999 album by Australian band Spiderbait
- Grandslam Entertainment (1987–1995), a video game company
- There are four grand slam titles. Referring to the most sought after crowns, the most number of participants, and most publicized pageants worldwide: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth only.
- Grand Slam (bomb), 10-tonne British "earthquake bomb" of World War II
- Grand Slam Installation, modification of the 1946 US airplane B-36 as the B-36B capable of delivering nuclear weapons from 1949
- Exercise Grand Slam, 1952 NATO naval exercise in the Mediterranean Sea
- Operation Grand Slam, 1960 US espionage mission over the Soviet Union (1960 U-2 incident)
- Operation Grand Slam, 1962 United Nations offensive operation during the Congo Crisis
- Operation Grand Slam, Pakistan Army offensive plan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
- Grand Slam breakfast, a dish at Denny's restaurants
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