Spilikin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spilikin One of a number of small pieces or pegs of wood, ivory, bone, or other material, for playing a game, or for counting the score in a game, as in cribbage. In the plural (spilikins), a game played with such pieces; pushpin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spilikin See spillikin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OD. spelleken, a small pin. See Spill a splinter

Usage

In literature:

Dard pulled out his spilikin savagely.
"White Lies" by Charles Reade
None of us could throw spilikins in so perfect a circle, or take them off with so steady a hand.
"Memoir of Jane Austen" by James Edward Austen-Leigh
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