Definition of Spilikin

1. n. 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.



Definition of Spilikin

1. Noun. (context: cribbage) A small peg used for playing a game or for keeping score, as in cribbage. ¹

2. Noun. ''(Plural):'' a game played with such pegs, pushpin. ¹

3. Noun. A jackstraw or pickup stick. ¹

4. Noun. ''(Plural):'' The game of jackstraw or pick up sticks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spilikin

1. a strip of wood used in a game [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spilikin

1. 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. Alternative forms: spillikin, spilliken. Origin: OD. Spelleken a small pin. See Spill a splinter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spilikin

spikes
spiketail
spiketails
spikey
spikier
spikiest
spikily
spikiness
spikinesses
spiking
spiks
spiky
spile
spiled
spiles
spilikin (current term)
spilikins
spiling
spilings
spilite
spilites
spilitic
spill
spill blood
spill ink
spill one's guts
spill out
spill over
spill the beans

Literary usage of Spilikin

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1. Putnam's Word Book: A Practical Aid in Expressing Ideas Through the Use of by Louis Andrew Flemming (1913)
"... fretful, impatient, cross. peg, n. pin, spilikin; pretext, support, reason; degree, step. pell-mell, adv. disorderly, confusedly, helter-skelter. pelt, ..."

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