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pitch-and-toss

Syllabification: pitch-and-toss

Definition of pitch-and-toss in English:

noun

A gambling game in which the player who manages to throw a coin closest to a mark gets to toss all the coins, winning those that land with the head up.
Example sentences
  • This method of succession is really a bit like pitch-and-toss, when you think about it.
  • Another common name for this type of swindler or confidence trickster was magsman, originally the name for a man who ran a pitch-and-toss game, which was itself sometimes called magflying from the mags, halfpennies, which were used in it.

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