Definition of Cribbage board

1. Noun. A board with pegs and regularly spaced holes for holding the pegs; used for keeping the score in a game of cribbage.

Generic synonyms: Board, Gameboard

Definition of Cribbage board

1. Noun. The surface on which cribbage is played ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cribbage Board

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Literary usage of Cribbage board

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A complete pack of fifty-two cards is required, and a cribbage board a,nd fuur peg$. ... cribbage board. (called the game hole), common to both. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The Diagram of Cribbage-board- cards in counting have a value according to ... The counting is done by moving a peg forward on the cribbage-board as many ..."

3. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"If three persons play, a triangular board is necessary. This is provided with three sets of holes and three game holes. When a cribbage board is not at hand ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"T, CRIBBAGE-FACED : marked with the Tung ut. small- the pits bearing a kind of resemblance to the holes in a cribbage-board. CRIBBER, subs, (military) ..."

5. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1899)
"The score may be kept simply with pencil and paper, but it is usual to mark it with pegs on a cribbage board like that in the illustration. ..."

6. Foundry, Forge and Factory: With a Chapter on the Centenary of the Rotary Press by William John Gordon (1890)
"Its surface is so perforated with peg-holes as to give it the look of some new kind of cribbage-board. The holes are in thousands, and are about six inches ..."

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