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cribbage board

  1. a board for keeping score in cribbage, having holes into which pegs are placed to mark the score and progress of the players.
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Origin of cribbage board

First recorded in 1775–85
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Historical Examples of cribbage board

  • Cribbage-faced, marked with the small-pox, full of holes like a cribbage-board.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • Diana sat at her forlorn post in the billiard-room, or by the cribbage-board, or at the piano which Gervase had got for her.

  • After breakfast, the cribbage-board was produced, and for three mortal hours the Commodore kept his peg on the steady march.

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas

    Charles Warren Stoddard

  • These are scored on a cribbage-board, each point being marked as it is made.

  • The score seldom exceeds 31, or any smaller number, and is marked on a cribbage-board.

British Dictionary definitions for cribbage board

cribbage board

  1. a board, with pegs and holes, used for scoring at cribbage
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