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A card game for from two to four players in which the score is kept by inserting small pegs into holes arranged in rows on a small board.

[From crib.]


(Card Games) a game of cards for two to four, in which players try to win a set number of points before their opponents. Often shortened to: crib
[C17: of uncertain origin]


(ˈkrɪb ɪdʒ)

a card game, basically for two players, in which points for certain combinations of cards are scored on a small pegboard (crib′bage board`).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cribbage - a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
crib - the cards discarded by players at cribbage


[ˈkrɪbɪdʒ] n sorte de jeu de cartescrib death n (US)mort f subite du nourrisson


nCribbage nt
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The cards were brought, and Fanny played at cribbage with her aunt till bedtime; and as Sir Thomas was reading to himself, no sounds were heard in the room for the next two hours beyond the reckonings of the game--"And that makes thirty-one; four in hand and eight in crib.
Wilmot, who stayed at home with him to enjoy a quiet game of cribbage. In the afternoon Miss Wilmot and Lord Lowborough likewise excused themselves from attending; but Mr.
When we retired, she took from her work-drawer an enormous interminable piece of knitting; the young ladies began to play at cribbage with a dirty pack of cards.
Then, we had chess for those who played it, whist, cribbage, books, backgammon, and shovelboard.
He was a slow sailer on a wind of happiness, but he took a cross cut for the rendezvous, and pegged away as if he were scoring furiously at cribbage. When the shadow of the church-porch swallowed them up, victorious Gruff and Glum likewise presented himself to be swallowed up.
After tea she began to teach Oliver cribbage: which he learnt as quickly as she could teach: and at which game they played, with great interest and gravity, until it was time for the invalid to have some warm wine and water, with a slice of dry toast, and then to go cosily to bed.
Then courageously raising her eyes and looking out of the window, "if I'm not playing cribbage with my uncle."
Then Traddles and I played a game or two at cribbage; and Dora singing to the guitar the while, it seemed to me as if our courtship and marriage were a tender dream of mine, and the night when I first listened to her voice were not yet over.
This is just a 'brief' note thanking everyone for supporting my recent 'Hair Raid' to aid the local City of Wolverhampton and District Cribbage League's support of the local charities we try to help every year.
Beck was passionate about many things including; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, music, technology, nature, physics, astronomy, cribbage and crosswords.
Mr Wafer's coffin was adorned with a photo of him, his flat cap, a small bottle of whisky and his cribbage set.
Senior Programs Blood Pressure, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 10:45 a.m.; Sing-A-Long, 11 a.m.; Yoga, 11:45 a.m.; Cribbage & Scat, 1 p.m.