Entry from British & World English dictionary
A game of jacks played with five pieces of metal or stone and usually no ball.
- A form of ‘knucklebones’ or ‘fivestones’ was played, probably the form where a number of small bones (usually pig or sheep knuckles) or stones are taken in the palm of the hand.
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