put-and-take

noun
\ ˌpu̇t-ᵊn-ˈtāk How to pronounce put-and-take (audio) \

Definition of put-and-take

: any of various games of chance played with a teetotum or with dice in which players contribute to a pool and take from it according to the instructions on the top or dice

First Known Use of put-and-take

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Put-and-take.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put-and-take. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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