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A gambling game in which the player who manages to throw a coin closest to a mark gets to toss all the coins, winning those that land with the head up.
- ‘Another common name for this type of swindler or confidence trickster was magsman, originally the name for a man who ran a pitch-and-toss game, which was itself sometimes called magflying from the mags, halfpennies, which were used in it.’
- ‘This method of succession is really a bit like pitch-and-toss, when you think about it.’
pitch-and-toss/ˈˌpiCH ən ˈtôs/
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