Monkey in the middle



noun

a child’s game where the person in the center must try to escape the circle or where the person in the center must try to intercept a ball being thrown across the circle (and other chasing game variants); also called pig in the middle

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  • Monkey-jacket

    noun 1. a short, close-fitting jacket or coat, formerly worn by sailors. noun 1. a short close-fitting jacket, esp a waist-length jacket similar to a mess jacket noun phrase [fr the fact that monkey was a nautical term for anything small, in this case a short, informal jacket as distinct from a formal frock coat; […]



  • Monkey-monk

    Related Terms high muckety-muck

  • Monkey-link

    noun 1. . noun 1. a chain link for joining two lengths of chain, having a split in one end so that it can be opened to receive other links and then closed again.



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