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odd trick

noun
1.
Bridge. each trick exceeding six that is taken by the declarer.
2.
Whist. the seventh trick taken by a partnership.
Origin of odd trick
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • He too, you see, had thought to hold the trump card over his confederate, but it was the latter who held the odd trick.

  • These bets were on the turn-up, the colour, the “honours,” or the “odd trick.”

    The Quadroon Mayne Reid
  • Cross frowned and puckered up his lips, an odd trick of his when he was displeased.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It was an odd trick for a girl to pick up in Virginia, and an undesirable one.

    Those Dale Girls Frank Weston Carruth
  • The man had an odd trick of looking at one always from partly hooded eyes and at an angle.

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • She had an odd trick of lingering over the word she wished to distinguish.

    Betty Wales Freshman Edith K. Dunton
  • Nor I—youll not find me at fault here, coz—no one is better skilled in the mystery of the odd trick, than I am, I flatter myself.

  • He had an odd trick of blushing, this bronzed man with a gnarled soul.

  • Perhaps it requires a rarer combination of mental faculties to win an odd trick than to divine a fall in the glass.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She had thrown her king and her ace, but the odd trick remained, and this John Ames held.

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