Definition of Dice cup

1. Noun. A small container (open at one end) in which dice are shaken by hand and from which they are thrown.

Exact synonyms: Dice Box
Generic synonyms: Container



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dice Cup

dicarboxylic acid
dicarboxylic acid-CoA oxidase
dicarboxylic acid-CoA synthetase
dicarboxylic acid cycle
dicarboxylic acids
dicast
dicasteries
dicastery
dicastic
dicasts
dication
dicationic
dications
dice
dice box
dice cup (current term)
dice run
dice runs
dice snake
dice snakes
dice with death
dicebox
diceboxes
diced
diceless
dicelike
dicelous
dicentra
dicentras
dicentric

Literary usage of Dice cup

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

1. The Play of Man by Karl Groos (1901)
"... the player took the dice cup in his right hand, placed the left over it and shook it solemnly three times up and down before making the final throw. ..."

2. A Private in the Guards by Stephen Graham (1919)
"The man who owns the board has dice, which he rattles in a wooden dice-cup, and on each facet of the little bone cubes which he shakes is a representation ..."

3. The History of Gambling in England by John Ashton (1898)
"... by which the dice can be made to fall as the player wishes them ; and even the cunningly constructed, turret-shaped dice cup did not prevent occasional ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Others have hollow or funnel-shaped ends and are constricted at the middle like a dice cup. In some rocks small rod-like microlites are grouped together in ..."

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