Meaning of THIMBLERIG in English


n. a game often involving sleight of hand, in which three inverted thimbles or cups are moved about, contestants having to spot which is the one with a pea or other object beneath.


thimblerigger n.

Etymology: THIMBLE + RIG(2) in sense 'trick, dodge'

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.