Meaning of undertrick in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌndətrɪk/


  • A trick by which the declarer falls short of their contract.

    ‘If just one player was up, that player gives each of the other players as many unwanted cards face down as they had undertricks.’
    • ‘If you take fewer tricks than you bid you lose one point for each undertrick.’
    • ‘If the bidder and partner fail they each pay 1 unit plus 1 per undertrick.’
    • ‘Thus, if the bid is 4 Hearts and the defenders only take nine tricks, they are penalized for one undertrick.’