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Webster 1913 Edition


Jackstraw

Jack′strawˊ

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Noun.
1.
An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence.
Milton.

Definition 2021


jackstraw

jackstraw

English

Noun

jackstraw (plural jackstraws)

  1. (usually plural) One of the pieces used for the game variously called jackstraws or pick-up-sticks.
  2. (obsolete) An insignificant person.

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