a card, or group of cards, that will probably win the first or second trick in a suit, regardless of who plays it or at what declaration.
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Origin of quick trick
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for quick trick
bridge a high card almost certain to win a trick, usually an ace or a king: the unit in one of the systems of hand valuation
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