Definition of Overcall

1. Noun. (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand).

Exact synonyms: Overbid
Category relationships: Bridge
Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding
Derivative terms: Overbid



Definition of Overcall

1. Verb. (poker bridge) To call a bet after another player has already called ¹

2. Noun. (poker bridge) A call which occurs after another player has already called ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overcall

1. to overbid [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: overbid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overcall

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overcall (current term)
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Literary usage of Overcall

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Auction Developments by Milton C. Work (1913)
"Diamonds X, X Clubs Ace, X, X WHEN TO overcall PARTNER S ONE HEART Hearts, equally with Royals, being a game- going suit, bids of one Heart should receive ..."

2. Foster on Auction: A Complete Exposition of the Latest Developments of by Robert Frederick Foster (1918)
"We may dismiss at once from consideration all those hands that have a legitimate free bid, which is enough in itself to overcall the dealer. ..."

3. Auction Methods Up-to-date by Milton Cooper Work (1920)
"Then it took six Clubs to overcall two No Trumps and a Minor bid was merely a high-card indication; the suit could not compete with No Trump in the bidding ..."

4. Foster's Pirate Bridge: The Latest Development of Auction Bridge, with the by Robert Frederick Foster (1917)
"Two diamonds will overcall two accepted clubs, or three hearts three diamonds. Three no-trumps will overcall any acceptance of three in any suit. ..."

5. Foster's Auction Made Easy: A Text Book for the Beginner, the Average Player by Robert Frederick Foster (1920)
"Bids necessary to overcall previous bids. Forcing. ... Bids that do not overcall previous bids. Going back.—Redoubling. Going over.—Obsolete for doubling. ..."

6. Expert Auction: A Clear Exposition of the Game as Actually Played by Experts by Edward Valentine Shepard, Whist Club, New York (1916)
"Having great strength at opponent's trump call justifies passing, provided no suitable overcall can be made. Opponent's call is so unlikely to remain ..."

7. Nullo Auction by Florence Irwin (1914)
"Also, a spade- hand holds no bid with which to overcall an undesired nullo. If a player make any legitimate bid (anything other than "a spade"), ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... one on tin- dealer's left, has the right to pass the previous declaration, or double, or redouble, or overcall by making a declaration of higher value, ..."

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