rock-paper-scissors


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rock-paper-scissors

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(Games, other than specified) a method of selecting, for example, which of two people perform a task: each person simultaneously makes one of three hand gestures representing a rock, a sheet of paper, and a pair of scissors respectively. Each gesture defeats one and is defeated by one of the other two: rock defeats scissors but is defeated by paper; paper defeats rock but is defeated by scissors. The person whose gesture defeats the other is selected. Also called (rare, chiefly US): roshambo
[C20: named for the three objects represented by the hand gestures]
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