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[muhm-buh l-tee-peg] /ˈmʌm bəl tiˌpɛg/

a children’s game played with a pocketknife, the object being to cause the blade to stick in the ground or a wooden surface by flipping the knife in a number of prescribed ways or from a number of prescribed positions.
(US) a game in which players throw a knife in various prescribed ways, the aim being to make the blade stick in the ground

boys’ knife-throwing game, 1650s, originally mumble-the-peg (1620s), of unknown signification and origin.


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