spilikin

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Etymology[edit]

Old Dutch spelleken a small pin. Compare spill

Noun[edit]

spilikin ‎(plural spilikins)

  1. (cribbage) A small peg used for playing a game or for keeping score, as in cribbage.
  2. (in the plural) a game played with such pegs, pushpin.
  3. A jackstraw or pickup stick.
  4. (in the plural) The game of jackstraws or pick up sticks.