Date: circa 1903 transitive verb to make a higher bid than (the previous bid or bidder) in a card game intransitive verb to bid over an opponent's bid in bridge when one's partner has not bid or doubled • overcall noun

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  • overcall — [ō΄vər kôl′; ] for n. [ ō′vər kôl΄] vt., vi. Bridge to make a higher bid than (an opponent or an opponent s bid) when there has been no intervening bid n. such a bid …   English World dictionary

  • Overcall — For the poker term, see Glossary of poker terms. 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… …   Wikipedia

  • overcall — v. /oh veuhr kawl , oh veuhr kawl /; n. /oh veuhr kawl /, v.t., v.i. 1. Cards. to make an overcall. n. 2. Cards. a bid higher than the previous bid. 3. Bridge. a bid on a higher level than, or in a higher ranking suit than, the previous bid of an …   Universalium

  • overcall — o•ver•call n. [[t]ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl[/t]] v. [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈkɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌkɔl[/t]] n. 1) gam a bid in cards higher than the previous bid 2) gam a bid in bridge higher than an opponent s bid that was not followed by a bid or double by one s partner 3) gam to …   From formal English to slang

  • overcall Bridge — verb bid higher than an opponent. noun an act of overcalling …   English new terms dictionary

  • overcall — 1. verb To call a bet after another player has already called Jill bet, Tommy called, and Julie overcalled. 2. noun A call which occurs after another player has already called …   Wiktionary

  • overcall — v. (Cards) bid too high; bid higher in level or suit than the previous bidder (in Bridge) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overcall — /oʊvəˈkɔl/ (say ohvuh kawl) verb (t) (in cards) to bid higher than …  

  • Overcall — Make a bid high enough to supersede the preceding bid …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • overcall — v. & n. v.tr. (also absol.) Bridge 1 make a higher bid than (a previous bid or opponent). 2 Brit. = OVERBID v. 2a. n. an act or instance of overcalling …   Useful english dictionary

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