Jacks (game)


Jacks (game)
   see *fivestones.

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  • jacks — [jaks] n. 〚/span> JACKSTONE〛 a children s game in which pebbles or small, six pronged metal pieces are tossed and picked up in various ways, esp. while bouncing a small ball * * * ▪ game also called  jackstones,  fivestones , or  dibs        game …   Universalium

  • Jacks, Twos, and Eights — Jacks Twos and Eights (or J28 for short) is a simple and popular card game created by James R Bennet in the late 1900s.Fact|date=June 2007 J28 evolved from earlier forms of rummy with the intention of being a faster, more complex… …   Wikipedia

  • jacks — [jaks] n. [< JACKSTONE] a children s game in which pebbles or small, six pronged metal pieces are tossed and picked up in various ways, esp. while bouncing a small ball …   English World dictionary

  • Jacks — For the musical group of same name, see Jacks (1960s Japanese band). Jackrock redirects here. For device used to damage tires, see Caltrop. A set of jacks Jacks (sometimes called jackstones, jackrocks, fivestones, onesies, knucklebones, or snobs) …   Wikipedia

  • jacks — noun a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball • Syn: ↑jackstones, ↑knucklebones • Hypernyms: ↑child s game * * * plural of jack present third singular of jack …   Useful english dictionary

  • jacks — n. to play (a game of) jacks * * * to play (a game of) jacks …   Combinatory dictionary

  • jacks — n. game in which jacks are picked up in a specific sequence between bouncing or throwing and catching a rubber ball dʒæk n. mechanical device for raising great weights; playing card with the figure of a knave; electrical socket; ship s flag;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Game — For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). Level (gaming) redirects here. For the classification of video game stages, see Level (video gaming) …   Wikipedia

  • jacks — Jackstone Jack stone , n. 1. One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones. [1913 Webster] 2. (pl.) A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th {Chuck}. Also called {jacks}. See {jack}[12], n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • game — Synonyms and related words: Animalia, Boston, Byzantine intrigues, Earl of Coventry, Monopoly, Olympic games, Olympics, Ping Pong, Pit, Polish bank, Rugby, Russian bank, Scrabble, acquiescent, action, adventurous, agreeable, aim, alacritous, all… …   Moby Thesaurus