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[chuhk-uh-luhk] /ˈtʃʌk əˌlʌk/
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/ (Show IPA)
Origin of chuck-a-luck
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Hazard, chuck-a-luck and other games of chance were played there.

    Dixie After the War

    Myrta Lockett Avary
  • "chuck-a-luck," said Texas, whose ideas of recreation were the gamester's.

  • 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
  • They have all the different kinds of gambling, from chuck-a-luck at two bits to roulette at a million dollars a minute.

    Peck's Bad Boy Abroad George W. Peck
  • chuck-a-luck, sweat-cloth, and every species of device for swindling are resorted to by the baser sort.

  • At the other end of the table a party of gamblers, with twenty or thirty spectators, were indulging in "chuck-a-luck."

  • They lay for you with sole-leather pies, and chuck-a-luck boards and 40-rod whisky, and aid.

  • You remember how he cleaned out them Maumee Muskrats at chuck-a-luck last pay-day?

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