jackstraws jackstraws

Definition(s):

  • (n) a game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others

Usage(s):

  1. The bodies of all 29 persons aboard were strewn like jackstraws around the twisted fuselage.
  2. They were still trying to make up their minds on rules about profits and taxes and other political jackstraws.
  3. The end result somewhat resembles a gigantic line-up of jackstraws and dominoes or an oversized split-rail fence weighed down with paving stones.
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