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cribbage Explained

cribbage at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cribbage at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

the card game, 1630, probably from crib "set of cards thrown from each player's hand," of uncertain origin, though this word is later than the game name. ///

cribbage at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n also crib [U] [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: CRIB1]// a card game in which players show how many points they have by putting small pieces of wood in holes in a small board//

cribbage at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Card game, usually for two players, in which each tries to form various counting combinations of cards, the score being kept by moving pegs on a narrow rectangular board. Each player receives six cards. (There is also a five-card variant, as well as four-hand and three-hand variants.) Cribbage was invented by the 17th-cent. English poet J. Suckling. The rules of play, though somewhat involved, are simple enough to make cribbage a popular pastime, particularly in Britain and the N U.S. The game usually ends at 121 (twice around the board plus one).

cribbage at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also crib) noun
[U] a card game in which players score points by collecting different combinations of cards. The score is kept by putting small PEGS in holes in a board.

Cribbage at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cribbage \Crib"bage\ (kr?b"?j), n. [From {Crib}, v. t., 2.]
A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which
there is a crib. (See {Crib}, 11.) It is characterized by a
great variety of chances.

A man's fancy would be summed up in cribbage. --John

{Cribbage board}, a board with holes and pegs, used by
cribbage players to score their game.

cribbage at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and
discards one or two to make up the crib [syn: {crib}]

cribbage at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: card game » s A point-counting card game for two players, with variants for three or four players; the (cribbage board) used for scoring to 61 or 121 points in numerous small increments is characteristic.
    1. 1918, Category: w - :Katherine Mansfield|Katherine Mansfield, Prelude, Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, page 114
    2. : How much more real this dream was than that they should go back to the house where the sleeping children lay and where Stanley and Beryl played cribbage.
    3. 1919, Category: w - :Ronald Firbank|Ronald Firbank, Category: w - :Valmouth|Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 31
    4. : "No one remembers cribbage now,"


      * crib

      Derived terms

      * cribbage board

  • crib board


    Inter: trans-top » card game
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kribaĝo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|crib|m
  • Macedonian: крибеџ (kríbedž) {{m}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|криббедж|m|tr=kríbbɛdž|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|крибедж|m|tr=kríbɛdž|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|криббидж|m|tr=kríbbidž|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|крибидж|m|tr=kríbidž|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » cribbage
    Translation: io » cribbage
    Translation: ta » cribbage
    Translation: te » cribbage
    Translation: vi » cribbage
    Translation: zh » cribbage