string figure

noun

Definition of string figure

1 : a figure representing any of various objects that is made by passing a string around the fingers of both hands sometimes with the help of a second person anthropologists find the making of string figures common in many simple cultures — compare cat's cradle
2 or string game : a game of making string figures

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“String figure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20figure. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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