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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thimblerig \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. [1913 Webster]