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.

Origin of cribbage board

First recorded in 1775–85

Words Nearby cribbage board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cribbage board in a sentence

  • 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 | Sarah Tytler
  • 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
  • You only need carpet slippers and a cribbage-board, Mort, to make the picture complete.

  • Taking one of the little ivory pegs, he stuck it in the starting hole at the end of the cribbage-board.

    Nedra | George Barr McCutcheon
  • 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

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

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