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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • "I like the boy," he said to Grace, later, over the cribbage board in the morning room.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • 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
  • 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
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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