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jackstraw

noun jack·straw \ˈjak-ˌstr\

Definition of JACKSTRAW

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
:  one of the pieces used in the game jackstraws
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First Known Use of JACKSTRAW

1801

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