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- n. A game played by throwing wine at metal disks or pans, trying to knock them down or make them sink in a basin of water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ancient Greek game, which consisted in throwing portions of wine left in drinking-cups into a vessel or upon a specified object, as a plate of bronze, so as to produce a clear sound and without scattering the fluid. From the successful performance of this feat good fortune, especially in love affairs, was augured.
Latin, from Ancient Greek κότταβος (Wiktionary)