Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The game of jacks.
  • n. One of the pieces used in playing jacks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jack; one of the playing pieces in the game of jacks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones.
  • n. A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th Chuck. Also called jacks. See jack{12}, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a set of pebbles, or of small cast-iron pieces with rounded projections, which children throw up and try to catch in various ways, as one, or two, or more at a time on the back of the hand, etc., as in the game of dibs. See dib.

Etymologies

jack +‎ stone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She wriggled out of her mother's grasp now, and made for the door, throwing a "back-hand" as she went, without losing a single jackstone.

    The Promised Land

  • In that instant, she looked at the jackstone players by the hearth.

    The Readjustment

  • i looked down before me, at the little triangles and polygons splayed like jackstones, waiting for me to pick them up. i felt my head throb once again as the voices inside it screamed at protest when my hand passed one triangle jackstone leaving it tinted red.

    2004-02-02;4:44 p.m.' //getting away from it all

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    A Day Off from everything

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