rock paper scissors
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See also: rock-paper-scissors
A calque of the handshapes in Japanese janken.
- (games) A popular children's game using three hand signs representing rock, paper and scissors, frequently used as a tiebreaker.
- By extension, any situation where strategies are not transitive, meaning each strategy is strong against some strategies and weak against others in a loop such that there is no universally best option.
- paper scissors stone
- scissors paper rock
- scissors paper stone
- roshambo, rochambeau, row-sham-bow, roe-sham-boe
popular child's game