any of several small mouselike or ratlike rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, having short limbs and a short tail.
Cards. the winning by one player of all the tricks of a deal.
go the vole, to venture everything on the chance of great rewards. to try one after another, as a variety of occupations: He went the vole and finally settled on watchmaking.
any of numerous small rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, mostly of Eurasia and North America and having a stocky body, short tail, and inconspicuous ears: family Cricetidae See also water vole
(in some card games, such as écarté) the taking of all the tricks in a deal, thus scoring extra points