cockal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain.

NounEdit

cockal (countable and uncountable, plural cockals)

  1. (obsolete, uncountable, games) A game played with sheep bones instead of dice.
  2. (obsolete, countable) The bone used in playing the game; a huckle bone.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)
    • Herrick
      A little transverse bone / Which boys and bruckelled children call / (Playing for points and pins) cockal.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 24 August 2013, at 17:41