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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.]
(Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) Brit a game in which players try to pick each spillikin from a heap without moving any of the others. Also called: jackstraws
[C18: from spill2 + diminutive ending. See -kin]