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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws;
[syn: jackstraw, spillikin]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jackstraw \Jack"straw`\, n. 1. An effigy stuffed with straw; a scarecrow; hence, a man without property or influence. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. One of a set of straws of strips of ivory, bone, wood, etc., for playing a child's game, the jackstraws being thrown confusedly together on a table, to be gathered up singly by a hooked instrument, without touching or disturbing the rest of the pile. See Spilikin. A modern variation, called pick-up-sticks (U.S. 1940+), is played with thin wooden sticks of different colors, each color having different values for scoring; the sticks are dislodged from the pile with the hand or with one of the sticks. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

jackstraw n 1: a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws [syn: jackstraw, spillikin]