Definition of jackstraws in English:

jackstraws

Syllabification: jack·straws
Pronunciation: /ˈjakˌstrôz
 
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noun

  • [treated as sing.] A game played with a heap of small rods of wood, bone, or plastic, in which players try to remove one at a time without disturbing the others.
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    • So we played Jackstraws for the title of King Oil. Man, she always beats me at that game, and that time was no exception.
    • She convinced herself that the pain wasn't growing any worse and after supper she played jackstraws with A.C. while Adam and Gwyneth played cribbage and Bronwen read the latest novel by Thomas Hardy.

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