flat joint

noun

Definition of flat joint

1 slang : a confidence game (as the shell game) carried out by an organized mob
2 slang : a gambling game or wheel usually connected with a circus or carnival that can be manipulated at the will of the operator

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History and Etymology for flat joint

probably so called from the flat surface on which a shell game is played

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“Flat joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat%20joint. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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