A group of cards that is higher than a second group of cards, e.g. cards that are higher than every board card in Texas Hold'em.

Example (Texas Hold'em):


The player has two overcards since both of his starting cards are higher than any card on the flop. An overcard in this situation means that there is a chance to hit top pair if a future board card pairs with an overcard.

Related Topics:

Underpair, Pair, Top Pair, Middle Pair, Bottom Pair