One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in cribbage) a bonus point scored for holding the jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer.
- ‘This game had it all… a double-pair royal, a controversial muggins, a come-from-behind peg out, and even one for his nob.’
- ‘A player who holds the Jack of the same suit as the start pegs one for his nob.’
- ‘He put his hand under where the container should have been and then handed the bob back to his ma - not a smile or a comment from the card players, just, ‘Fifteen for two, 15, four and one for his nob.’’
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