Definitions for jackstrawˈdʒækˌstrɔ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jackstraw, spillikin(noun)

    a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws

GCIDE

  1. Jackstraw(n.)

    One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin. A modern variation, called pick-up-sticks (U.S. 1940+), is played with thin wooden sticks of different colors, each color having different values for scoring; the sticks are dislodged from the pile with the hand or with one of the sticks.

Wiktionary

  1. jackstraw(Noun)

    One of the pieces used for the game variously called jackstraws or pick-up-sticks.

  2. jackstraw(Noun)

    An insignificant person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jackstraw(noun)

    an effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence

  2. Jackstraw(noun)

    one of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin

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