[ poot-n-teyk ]

  1. any of various games of chance played with a teetotum or other special type of top, in which each player puts in an equal stake before starting to spin the top.

Origin of put-and-take

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby put-and-take

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How to use put-and-take in a sentence

  • The sugar was paid for from the proceeds of a put-and-take game that kept us entertained.

    I Married a Ranger | Dama Margaret Smith
  • Our game of put-and-take was running along merrily when we heard a shriek, then another.

    I Married a Ranger | Dama Margaret Smith