Definition of overtrick in English:



  • A trick taken by the declarer in excess of the contract.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘For example, if the bid is 3 Diamonds and the defenders take 11 tricks, they score for a partial with two overtricks.’
    • ‘If you take more tricks than you bid you lose one point for each overtrick.’



/ˈōvərˌtrik/ /ˈoʊvərˌtrɪk/