SPILIKIN

spillikin

[spil-i-kin]
noun
1.
a jackstraw.
2.
spillikins, (used with a singular verb) the game of jackstraws.
Also, spilikin.


Origin:
1725–35; variant of spellican < obsolete Dutch spelleken, equivalent to spelle peg, pin + -ken -kin

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spillikin, spilikin or spellican (ˈspɪlɪkɪn, ˈspɛlɪkən)
 
n
a thin strip of wood, cardboard, or plastic, esp one used in spillikins
 
spilikin, spilikin or spellican
 
n
 
spellican, spilikin or spellican
 
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