Definition of overtrick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvətrɪk/


A trick taken by the declarer in excess of the contract.
Example sentences
  • In Auction Bridge, overtricks count towards making game, so it is only necessary to bid high enough to win the contract - there is no incentive to bid all the tricks you can make.
  • However, some play that the declarer receives nothing extra for overtricks and some play that the declarer who takes 9 or more tricks wins nothing at all.
  • In this respect it has an affinity with the exact bidding games, especially as there is sometimes a penalty for making too many overtricks.

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