Definition of Jackstraws

1. Noun. A game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others.

Exact synonyms: Spillikins
Generic synonyms: Child's Game

Definition of Jackstraws

1. Noun. (plural of jackstraw) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jackstraws

1. jackstraw [n] - See also: jackstraw

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Literary usage of Jackstraws

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Jolly Book of Playcraft by Patten Beard (1916)
"THE GAME OF PLAYCRAFT jackstraws Material Required to Make the Game of Play- ... Did you ever make a game of jackstraws? Try it some day when you are where ..."

2. Manual of Natural Education by Winifred d'Estcourte Sackville Stoner (1916)
"Marbles.—Marbles are useful in teaching many counting games and in training the muscles of the eye and hand. Jacks may be used in the same way. jackstraws. ..."

3. The Pearl: Or, Affection's Gift (1834)
"... with whom he was playing a game of jackstraws* It was in a winter's evening, before a bright fire, and at a table, around which were seated a band of ..."

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