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noun jack·straw \ˈjak-ˌstrȯ\

Definition of jackstraw

  1. 1 plural but sing in constr :  a game in which a set of straws or thin strips is let fall in a heap with each player in turn trying to remove one at a time without disturbing the rest

  2. 2 :  one of the pieces used in the game jackstraws

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