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two-up

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Definition of two-up in English:

noun

(In Australia and New Zealand) a gambling game in which two coins are tossed in the air and bets are laid as to whether both will fall heads or tails uppermost.
Example sentences
  • So, in the game of two-up, the ringer would cry ‘Fair go!’ before the spinner tossed the coins.
  • With Anzac Day upon us the minds of many Australians turn to ‘The National Game’ - two-up.
  • The breakfast and game of two-up on the flight deck was a bit of a novelty for the members of USS ESSEX, and a large crowd soon gathered on the gangway of the ESSEX to observe the events occurring on SUCCESS ' flight deck.

Words that rhyme with two-up

cup, grown-up, pup, scup, straight-up, stuck-up, summing-up, sup, totting-up, tup, up, washing-up

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