a gambling game played with two dice: a first throw of seven
wins, and a first throw of two, three
, or twelve
loses, while any other first throw, to win, must
before a seven is thrown
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Word origin of 'craps'Fr crabs, craps < obs. E crabs, lowest throw at hazard, two aces