American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The game of jackstraws.
- n. One of the straws used in playing jackstraws.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long splinter of wood, bone, ivory, or the like, such as is used in playing some games, as jackstraws.
- n. pl, A game played with such pegs, pins, or splinters, as push-pin or jackstraws.
- n. A small peg used in keeping count in some games, as cribbage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See spilikin.
- n. a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
- Probably alteration of Flemish spelleken, diminutive of spelle, pin, from Middle Flemish, ultimately from Medieval Latin spīnula, diminutive of Latin spīna, thorn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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