Definitions

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

  • n. A pancake; a flapjack.
  • n. A card game in which each player tries to be the first to slap with the hand any jack that is dealt face-up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of pancake, or flapjack
  • n. A simple card game similar to snap

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flat batter cake cooked on a griddle; a flapjack; a griddlecake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as flapjack.

Etymologies

slap + (flap)jack.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • No piece, no slapjack, no cuffs, no shank, no weapons of any kind.

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  • My husband's way, with his elementary water puddles that preceded those dug holes, seemed slapjack, slapstick, or simply slapped together -- as if he were making up the rules along the way.

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  • She was wearing her gun belt and cuffs and slapjack and Mace.

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  • Oh yeah, and we call the game Pega once which translates to ´´hit the 11´´ because we also called it slapjack back in the day.

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  • Fifty years before old Jem Doldrum and old Jem Tantrum had quarrelled in the Tantrum cabin over a game of slapjack.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • A slapjack protruded from the side pocket of his slacks.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • I opened a bottle of Talking Rain and drank it empty, then showered, put on my pajama bottoms, and tried to read, my shield, handcuffs, slapjack, and .45 on the nightstand beside me.

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  • He rested it on his thigh and ate part of the cake, then put both the slapjack and the remnant of the cake back in the lunch bucket.

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  • Slapjack, also known as Slaps is a simplistic card game, generally played among children. It can often be a child's first introduction to playing cards.

    Gameplay is as follows: a 52-card deck is divided into face-down stacks as equally as possible between all players. One player removes the top card of his stack and places it face-up on the playing surface within reach of all players. The players take turns doing this in a clockwise manner until a Jack is placed on the pile. At this point, any and all players may attempt to slap the pile to obtain it; whoever covers the stack with his hand first takes the pile and adds it to the bottom of his stack. Gameplay continues with hands of this sort until one player has acquired all of the cards.

    _Wikipedia

    February 18, 2008