mumble peg
Mumbledy peg Mum"ble*dy peg`, Mumblety peg Mum"ble*ty peg`, n. A game played with a pocketknife, the object of which is to throw the knife in any of a vairety of ways (such as over the back), or from various positions, and have it stick in the ground or another surface. Also called {mumble-the-peg} and {mumble peg}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mumble peg — noun see mumblety peg …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mumble peg — noun see mumblety peg …   Useful english dictionary

  • mumble-the-peg — Mumbledy peg Mum ble*dy peg , Mumblety peg Mum ble*ty peg , n. A game played with a pocketknife, the object of which is to throw the knife in any of a vairety of ways (such as over the back), or from various positions, and have it stick in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mumble-the-peg — noun see mumblety peg …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mumble-the-peg — noun a game in which players throw or flip a jackknife in various ways so that the knife sticks in the ground • Syn: ↑mumblety peg • Hypernyms: ↑child s game …   Useful english dictionary

  • mumble-the-peg —   Kuwala pahi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • mumblety-peg — also mumble the peg or mumble peg noun Etymology: from the phrase mumble the peg; from the loser s originally having to pull out with his teeth a peg driven into the ground Date: 1627 a game in which the players try to flip a knife from various… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mumbledy peg — Mum ble*dy peg , Mumblety peg Mum ble*ty peg , n. A game played with a pocketknife, the object of which is to throw the knife in any of a vairety of ways (such as over the back), or from various positions, and have it stick in the ground or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mumblety peg — Mumbledy peg Mum ble*dy peg , Mumblety peg Mum ble*ty peg , n. A game played with a pocketknife, the object of which is to throw the knife in any of a vairety of ways (such as over the back), or from various positions, and have it stick in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mumblety-peg — (also known as mumbley peg, mumblepeg, mumble the peg, mumbledepeg or mumble de peg) is an old outdoor game played by children using pocketknives.[1] The term Mumblety peg came from the practice of putting a peg of about 2 or 3 inches into the… …   Wikipedia

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