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[mass noun] A gambling game played with three dice each bearing a crown, an anchor, and the four card suits, and played on a board similarly marked.
- ‘Cards and crown and anchor boards were pushed to one side.’
- ‘The camp organised an ice hockey match in the morning followed by a funfair to include roulette, crown and anchor, the three card trick and horse racing.’
- ‘Multiplying their winnings at a crown and anchor game, they attract the unwanted attentions of a crime boss.’
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