overcall

verb over·call \ ˌō-vər-ˈkȯl \

Definition of overcall

transitive verb
:to make a higher bid than (the previous bid or bidder) in a card game
intransitive verb
:to bid over an opponent's bid in bridge when one's partner has not bid or doubled

overcall

play \ˈō-vər-ˌkȯl\ noun

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First Known Use of overcall

1889


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