\ ˈchəkəˌlək \
variants: or less commonly chuck-luck \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of chuck-a-luck

: a banking game played with three dice in which players bet that a certain number will appear on one or more of the dice, that the sum of the three dice will make a certain number, or that all three dice will turn up alike

called also birdcage

— compare raffle

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History and Etymology for chuck-a-luck

probably from chuck entry 3 (throw) + connective -a- + luck

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“Chuck-a-luck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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