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(Games, other than specified) US a game in which players throw a knife in various prescribed ways, the aim being to make the blade stick in the ground
[C17: from mumble the peg, a loser in the game being required to pull the knife out of the ground using the teeth]
mum•ble•ty•peg(ˈmʌm bəl tiˌpɛg)
a children's game in which a pocketknife is flipped so that its blade sticks into the ground.
[1620–30; from phrase mumble the peg (see mumble); so named because the losing player was formerly required to pull a peg from the ground with the teeth]
mumbletypeg- The children's game was first mumble-the-peg, descriptive of one of the penalties imposed on the loser.
See also related terms for imposed.