chuck-a-luck

noun
\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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for chuck-a-luck

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chuck-a-luck

Share chuck-a-luck

Dictionary Entries near chuck-a-luck

chucalho

chucho

chuck

chuck-a-luck

Chuckchee

chucker

chucker-out

Statistics for chuck-a-luck

Look-up Popularity

Comments on chuck-a-luck

What made you want to look up chuck-a-luck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!