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Glossary

 

 

 

Alone
A bid to play without your partner's help.

Assist
When the dealer's partner orders up the trump suit.

Auction
The process of bidding.

Benny
A Joker. It's also known as Best Bower.

Bower
The Jack of a suit.

Euchred
When all the tricks contracted for are not made.

Left Bower
The Jack of the same color as the trump, but which is not trump. For instance, if Hearts are trump, the Jack of Diamonds would be the Left Bower. This is also the second-highest trump.

Maker
The player who sets the trump suit.

March
Winning all five tricks by one side.

Order Up
When the opponent of the dealer accepts the turn-up card as trump.

Pass
When the player rejects the turn-up card as trump.

Right Bower
The Jack of the trump suit.

Take Down
In English rules, when dealer's partner accepts turn-up as trump and plays alone.

Take Up
When the dealer chooses to accept the turn-up card.

Trick
One card played from each player's hand.

Trump
A designated suit that wins over all other suits.

Turn-Up
The name for the last card of the pack, which is turned face up on the table.