- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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.Girlhood and Womanhood
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.
- a board, with pegs and holes, used for scoring at cribbage
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