twenty-six

twenty-six

[twen-tee-siks, twuhn-]
noun
1.
a cardinal number, 20 plus 6.
2.
a symbol for this number, as 26 or XXVI.
3.
a set of this many persons or things.
adjective
4.
amounting to 26 in number.
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twenty-six

dice game popular in the Midwestern United States from the 1920s through the 1950s, in which a player selects a number from 1 to 6 and then casts 10 dice 13 times, attempting to throw the chosen number 26 times or more, or exactly 13 times, or fewer than 10 times. The house edge (advantage) in this game is approximately 18 percent.

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