Spilikin
Spilikin Spil"i*kin, n. [OD. spelleken a small pin. See {Spill} a splinter.] One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone, or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural ({spilikins}), a game played with such pieces; pushpin. [Written also {spillikin}, {spilliken}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • spilikin — variant of spillikin * * * spilˈikin ● spill * * * spilikin var. spillikin, spellican …   Useful english dictionary

  • spilikin — noun a) A small peg used for playing a game or for keeping score, as in cribbage. b) (Plural): a game played with such pegs, pushpin …   Wiktionary

  • spilikins — Spilikin Spil i*kin, n. [OD. spelleken a small pin. See {Spill} a splinter.] One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone, or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spilliken — Spilikin Spil i*kin, n. [OD. spelleken a small pin. See {Spill} a splinter.] One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone, or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spillikin — Spilikin Spil i*kin, n. [OD. spelleken a small pin. See {Spill} a splinter.] One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone, or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cribbage — For the pocket billiards game of the same name, see Cribbage (pool). Cribbage A steel and wood traditional cribbage board. Origin …   Wikipedia

  • Jackstraw — Jack straw , n. 1. An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child s game, the jackstraws being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spelicans — Spel i*cans, n. pl. See {Spilikin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spillikin — Spil li*kin, n. See {Spilikin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spillikin — /spil i kin/, n. 1. a jackstraw. 2. spillikins, (used with a sing. v.) the game of jackstraws. Also, spilikin. [1725 35; var. of spellican < obs. D spelleken, equiv. to spelle peg, pin + ken KIN] * * * …   Universalium

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