Definition of Cribbage

1. Noun. A card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two.

Exact synonyms: Crib
Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards
Terms within: Crib

Definition of Cribbage

1. n. A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances.

Definition of Cribbage

1. Noun. (card games) A point-counting card game for two players, with variants for three or four players; the (cribbage board) used for scoring to 61 or 121 points in numerous small increments is characteristic. ¹

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Definition of Cribbage

1. a card game [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cribbage

crib board
crib death
crib deaths
crib lizard
crib lizards
crib mattress
crib mattresses
crib note
crib sheet
crib sheets
cribbage (current term)
cribbage board

Literary usage of Cribbage

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

1. The American Hoyle: Or, Gentleman's Hand-book of Games, Containing All the by William Brisbane Dick (1894)
"The game of Three-handed cribbage is not often practiced. ... Three-handed cribbage is subject to the same laws as the other varieties of the game. ..."

2. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"FLUSH, a term at primero, when the carde were of a suit ; also at cribbage. ... There was nothing silly in it [whist], like the nob in cribbage—nuthing ..."

3. Recollections of the Table-talk of Samuel Rogers: To which is Added Porsoniana by Samuel Rogers, William Maltby (1856)
"Moore has now taken to an amusement which is very well suited to the fifth act of life;—he plays cribbage every night with Mrs. Moore. ..."

4. A Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies: And to Every Department by Samuel Warren (1845)
"... then agreed with, and promised the said defendant, to play at a certain game, that is to say, at a certain game called cribbage, with the said defendant ..."

5. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"... The Mendips * are expected to-morrow; so we shall be as lively as soups, and removes, and entres and pools at cribbage set to ..."

6. An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling: Designed Especially as a by Jonathan Harrington Green (1845)
"cribbage. he had been playing, retired after he left the table, ... cribbage. This game is quite a scientific one, and requires considerable study and ..."

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