Definitions

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  • n. A metal counter used in card games.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A metal counter used in playing cards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of metal, generally silver, copper, or brass, bearing various devices and inscriptions, formerly used as a counter in card-playing, or in casting up accounts; also, an abbey-counter.

Etymologies

French jeton. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The game is played by 2 people and you can stake different amount of gold (referring to "jetton" in the game) or nothing at all.

    SPAWNPOINT.COM - Gaming News Feed

  • And at Stuff to Download (www.mindspring. com/~jetton/pilot/index. html), Trekkies will no doubt exult over the faux tricorder program that simulates scans for life forms and radiation leaks with cool "Trek" sound effects.

    Game Guy

  • PERIOD. amber jetton Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 09: 16 PM EST

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  • A piece of metal, ivory, or other material, bearing an inscription or device, formerly used as a counter in casting up accounts and in card-playing. Also applied to medals or tokens of various kinds.

    October 22, 2008