over·​trick | \ ˈō-vər-ˌtrik How to pronounce overtrick (audio) \

Definition of overtrick

: a card trick won in excess of the number bid

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West led the ace and queen of hearts, and South made three overtricks when the club finesse won. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: June 11, 2019," 11 June 2019 Every North-South would be at four spades, so South must play for an overtrick. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: May 25, 2017," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of overtrick

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overtrick was in 1885

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to take the place or position of

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