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pitch-and-toss

[ pich-uhn-taws, -tos ]

noun

  1. a game in which players toss coins at a mark, the person whose coin hits closest to the mark tossing all the coins in the air and winning all those that come down heads up.


pitch-and-toss

noun

  1. a game of skill and chance in which the player who pitches a coin nearest to a mark has the first chance to toss all the coins, winning those that land heads up


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pitch-and-toss1

First recorded in 1800–10

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Example Sentences

Rather hard on politicians this, to bracket their patriotic endeavours with pitch-and-toss and alcoholic indulgence!

Lads would have something better to do than play pitch-and-toss, and slouch about the place, learning nothing but bad language.

He will gamble on all occasions, either with cards, dominoes, or coin—a pitch-and-toss style of game.

The boy who begins by playing at pitch-and-toss, surely doesn't always grow up to be a man who actually commits manslaughter.

One day, crossing a green at Boston, he found a little boy playing pitch-and-toss.

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