"thimble-rig" Definition

  1. a noted cheating game some years back, played at fairs and places of great public thronging, consisting of two or three thimbles rapidly and dexterously placed over a pea. The THIMBLE-RIGGER, suddenly ceasing, asks under which thimble the pea is to be found. Any one not a practised hand would lose nine times out of ten any bet he might happen to make with him. The pea is generally concealed under his nail. THIMBLE-RIGGING has of late years given way to “broad-working.”

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Position in the dictionary: 3636 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: thimble-twisters, thin-skinned, thingumy, three sheets in the wind, three-cornered scraper, three-up, through, thrummer, thrums, thrups
Previous words in the dictionary: thimble, thick;, thick un, thick, the thing, the tavern, thatch, teviss, tester, testamur

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