jackstraw: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jak'strô"), [key]
- one of a group of strips of wood or similar objects, as straws or toothpicks, used in the game of jackstraws.
- a game in which players compete in picking up, one by one, as many jackstraws as possible without disturbing the heap.
- a straw-stuffed figure of a man; scarecrow; straw man.
- an insignificant person.
- jackstraw (Thesaurus)