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Meaning of THIMBLERIG

Pronunciation:  'thimbul`rig

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under
 

THIMBLERIG is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: shell game
 
 See Also: cheat, rig, swindle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Thim"ble*rig`\, n.
    A sleight-of-hand trick played with three small cups, shaped
    like thimbles, and a small ball or little pea.
    
    
  2. \Thim"ble*rig`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thimblerigged};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Thimblerigging}.]
    To swindle by means of small cups or thimbles, and a pea or
    small ball placed under one of them and quickly shifted to
    another, the victim laying a wager that he knows under which
    cup it is; hence, to cheat by any trick.
    
    
 

 

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