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used with a plural verb
) dice that, instead of being marked with spots, carry on their faces a picture or symbol representing the six highest playing cards: ace, king, queen, jack, ten, nine.
usually used with a singular verb
) any of various gambling games played with from three to six such dice.
An Americanism dating back to
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are marked with ace, king, queen, jack and ten-spot.
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British Dictionary definitions for
a dice marked on its six faces with the pictures of the playing cards from ace to nine
a gambling game, based on poker hands, played with five such dice
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