- a game played with three dice at which the players bet that a certain number will come up on one die, that the three dice will total a certain number, or that the total will be an odd number, even number, a high number, or a low number.
Also chuck-luck [chuhk-luhk] /ˈtʃʌkˌlʌk/.
Origin of chuck-a-luck
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for chuck-a-luck
Hazard, chuck-a-luck and other games of chance were played there.Dixie After the War</p>
Myrta Lockett Avary
"Chuck-a-luck," said Texas, whose ideas of recreation were the gamester's.Heart of the West</p>
Chuck-a-luck was strictly prohibited in camp, but it was next to impossible to keep the men from playing it.
Chuck-a-luck is one of the fairest of gambling games, when fairly played, which it rarely or never is by a professional gambler.
Bear Creek demanded of an Ishmael who lived precariously by chuck-a-luck.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis