- (cribbage) A small peg used for playing a game or for keeping score, as in cribbage.
- (in the plural) a game played with such pegs, pushpin.
- A jackstraw or pickup stick.
- (in the plural) The game of jackstraws or pick up sticks.
Old Dutch spelleken a small pin. Compare spill
Variant of spillikin
- any of the strips used in jackstraws
- the game of jackstraws
Origin of spillikin; from Middle Dutch spilleken, diminutive of spille: see spile
Also sp. spilikin