spillikin


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spil·li·kin

 (spĭl′ĭ-kĭn)
n.
1. spillikins(used with a sing. verb) The game of jackstraws.
2. One of the straws used in playing jackstraws.

[Probably alteration of Flemish spelleken, diminutive of spelle, pin, from Middle Flemish, ultimately from Medieval Latin spīnula, diminutive of Latin spīna, thorn.]

spillikin

(ˈspɪlɪkɪn) or

spilikin

;

spellican

(ˈspɛlɪkən)
n
(Games, other than specified) a thin strip of wood, cardboard, or plastic, esp one used in spillikins

spil•li•kin

or spil•i•kin

(ˈspɪl ɪ kɪn)

n.
1. a jackstraw.
2. spillikins, (used with a sing. v.) the game of jackstraws.
[1725–35; variant of spellican < obsolete Dutch spelleken=spelle peg, pin + -ken -kin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spillikin - a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Translations

spillikin

n
(old: = spill) → Kienspan m
spillikins pl (= game)Mikado nt
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