from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game in which players toss a jackknife in various prescribed ways, with the object being to make the blade stick firmly into the ground.
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- n. a game in which players throw or flip a jackknife in various ways so that the knife sticks in the ground
From the phrase mumble the peg, from the fact that originally the loser had to pull up with the teeth a peg driven into the ground.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)