overtrick

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

Definition of overtrick

: a card trick won in excess of the number bid

Examples of overtrick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If West had led from the queen, as was likely, South might make overtricks. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Sept. 21 2019," 21 Sep. 2019 East must give dummy the king of clubs, so South makes an overtrick. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: Aug. 19, 2019," 19 Aug. 2019 With winning trump finesses, South has 10 sure tricks but wants an overtrick. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: July 27, 2019," 27 July 2019 As the cards lie, Cy could make an overtrick, but the contract would be safe even if East had the queen of trumps. Frank Stewart, The Mercury News, "Bridge: July 18, 2019," 18 July 2019 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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“Overtrick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overtrick. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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