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cribbage board

a board for keeping score in cribbage, having holes into which pegs are placed to mark the score and progress of the players.
Origin of cribbage board
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cribbage board
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  • "I like the boy," he said to Grace, later, over the cribbage board in the morning room.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Maxwell, arter objectin' to sech a 'eavy stake, give in, and they got out the cribbage board.

    The Betrayal of John Fordham B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • She then drew out of her pocket a dirty pack of cards and a bar of soap punched with holes to be used as a cribbage board.

  • The pearl-buyer pulled the pegs out of the cribbage board on which he was scoring and sat back.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • He became quite red in the face at this allusion to the cribbage board, et cetera, and at first seemed unable to speak.

    More Tish

    Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for cribbage board

cribbage board

a board, with pegs and holes, used for scoring at cribbage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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