from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A card game played usually with the highest 32 cards, in which each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making the trump is required to take at least 3 tricks to win.
- n. The act of euchring an opponent.
- transitive v. To prevent (an opponent) from taking 3 tricks in euchre.
- transitive v. To deceive by sly or underhand means; cheat: euchred us out of our life savings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A game played with a reduced deck of 24 cards.
- v. To deceive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot. See bower.
- transitive v. To defeat, in a game of euchre, the side that named the trump.
- transitive v. To defeat or foil thoroughly in any scheme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game of cards played by two, three, or four persons with the 32, 28, or 24 highest cards of the pack.
- n. The winning of at least three tricks in a hand, in a game of euchre, from the side which makes the trump: as, that is a euchre.
- In the game of euchre, to win a hand over, when an opponent has ordered up, taken up, or named the trump, thus securing two points; hence, to turn the tables on; defeat; get the better of. See the noun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)