Definitions for overcallˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•callˈoʊ vərˌkɔl; ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl(n.; v.)

  1. a bid in cards higher than the previous bid.

    Category: Games

  2. a bid in bridge higher than an opponent's bid that was not followed by a bid or double by one's partner.

    Category: Games

  3. (v.i.)to make an overcall.

    Category: Games

Origin of overcall:

1905–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overbid, overcall(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)

Wiktionary

  1. overcall(Noun)

    A call which occurs after another player has already called

  2. overcall(Verb)

    To call a bet after another player has already called

    Jill bet, Tommy called, and Julie overcalled.

Freebase

  1. Overcall

    In contract bridge, an overcall is a bid made after an opening bid has been made by an opponent; the term refers only to the first such bid. A direct overcall is a bid made directly over the opening bid by right-hand opponent; an overcall in the 'last seat' is referred to as a balancing overcall.

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