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craps

 (krăps)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. A gambling game played with two dice in which a first throw of 7 or 11 wins, a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet, and a first throw of any other number (a point) must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses both the bet and the dice.
2. A losing throw in this game. Also called crap2.

[Louisiana French, game of hazard, from English crabs, lowest throw in hazard, from crab or crab.]

craps

(kræps)
n (usually functioning as singular)
1. (Gambling, except Cards) a gambling game using two dice, in which a player wins the bet if 7 or 11 is thrown first, and loses if 2, 3, or 12 is thrown
2. (Gambling, except Cards) shoot craps to play this game
[C19: probably from crabs lowest throw at dice, plural of crab1]

craps

(kræps)

n. (usu. with a sing. v.)
1. a game in which two dice are thrown: a first throw of 7 or 11 wins, a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses, and a first throw of any other number can be won by throwing it again without throwing a 7.
[1835–45, Amer.; appar. < French craps, variant of crabs double-ace (lowest throw at hazard) < 18th-century E slang: pl. of crab1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craps - expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spotcraps - expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
2.craps - a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
gambling game, game of chance - a game that involves gambling
cast, roll - the act of throwing dice
natural - (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
craps

craps

[kræps] NSING (US) (= game) → dados mpl
to shoot crapsjugar a los dados

craps

n (US) → Würfelspiel nt; to shoot crapsWürfel spielen
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