cat's cradle

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cat's cradle

(kăts)
n.
1. A game in which a string is looped on the fingers to form an intricate pattern between a player's hands that can be successively varied or transferred to another player's hands.
2. An intricate pattern: a cat's cradle of conspiracies.

cat's cradle

n
(Games, other than specified) a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string between the fingers

cat's′ cra′dle


n.
a game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers to produce different designs.
[1760–70]
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Noun1.cat's cradle - a game played with string looped over the fingerscat's cradle - a game played with string looped over the fingers
child's game - a game enjoyed by children

cat's cradle

noun
Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex:
entanglement, jungle, knot, labyrinth, maze, mesh (often used in plural), morass, skein, snarl, tangle, web.
Translations

cat's cradle

n (game) → ripiglino