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[OED idem, jackstone a small six- pointed usu. metal object used in the game of jacks; cf. W3 jack, a small round stone: pebble; esp: one used in the game of jacks; [cf. W3 jacks a game played with a set of small objects (as stones, bones, or metal pieces, and often a ball) in which the players toss, catch, and move these objects]

n. a stone used in playing jacks. (Black)

Tags: game, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-30 03:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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