Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A trick in card games, especially bridge, the loss of which prevents a declarer from making a contract.

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  • n. A trick that declarer does not win, causing the contract to go down.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ trick

Examples

  • Sharp penalty doubles are the order of the day, and with every overtrick or undertrick of vital importance, there is something for the spectator on even the tamest of boards.

    The Guardian World News

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