1. (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)
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How To Use overcall In A Sentence

  • A bid can only be overcalled by calling a lower card of the same suit as the original bid.
  • Allfrey overcalled one spade with the North cards, while John Howard for Hinden passed. To overcall or not?
  • You must always bear in mind the vulnerability when deciding how high to overcall.
  • North relayed with an artificial bid of two spades, East overcalled three diamonds, South passed to show a minimum and North took a slight gamble when he bid three no trumps, but he was expecting a real opening from his vulnerable partner rather than a nine count. Team Monaco win the Spingold
  • A revelation overcalls a declaration and, given the same level, an earlier player has priority.
  • This means that there is no advantage in bidding solo 9, 10, 11 or 12 except to overcall another bidder.
  • Stay out all day if the law allows and don't overcall. I want to start spring turkey hunting and I dont know how to start out.
  • South's vulnerable overcall would these days be found by no one playing in a European Championship – the suit is not wonderful and the high-card point count does not exactly compensate for that. The legendary Giorgio Belladonna
  • He overcalled one diamond, and when his opponents reached four spades by North he sacrificed against it in five diamonds, just as I had. Credit where credit's due
  • East overcalled two spades to show hearts and a minor, and the bidding developed at a frenetic pace before the Polish East player decided that her opponents' contract of five spades might very well make, so she "sacrificed" over it in six diamonds. The fearlessness of youth
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