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Cribnoun

(US) A baby’s bed with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.

Cribbagenoun

(card games) A point-counting card game for two players, with variants for three or four players; the cribbage board used for scoring to 61 or 121 points in numerous small increments is characteristic.

Cribnoun

(British) A bed for a child older than a baby.

Cribbagenoun

A variety of pocket billiards that, like the card game, awards points for pairs that total 15. A player who pockets a ball of a particular number must then immediately pocket the companion ball that brings the number to 15.

Cribnoun

(nautical) A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel

Cribbagenoun

A point scored in this variety of pocket billiards.

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Cribnoun

A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.

Cribbagenoun

A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances.

‘A man's fancy would be summed up in cribbage.’;

Cribnoun

A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.

Cribbagenoun

a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and discards one or two to make up the crib

Cribnoun

The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.

Cribbage

Cribbage, or crib, is a card game, traditionally for two players, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. It can be adapted for three or four players.Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for score-keeping, the eponymous crib, box, or kitty (in parts of Canada)—a separate hand counting for the dealer—two distinct scoring stages (the play and the show) and a unique scoring system including points for groups of cards that total fifteen.

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Cribnoun

A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.

Cribnoun

A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.

Cribnoun

A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle

Cribnoun

(obsolete) A job, a position; (British), an appointment.

Cribnoun

A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.

Cribnoun

(slang) One’s residence, or where one normally hangs out. A house or dwelling place.

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Cribnoun

A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.

Cribnoun

A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.

Cribnoun

(obsolete) A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.

Cribnoun

(cribbage) The card game cribbage.

Cribnoun

(cribbage) The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.

Cribnoun

(cryptography) A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.

Cribnoun

A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.

Cribnoun

A packed lunch taken to work.

Cribnoun

(Canada) A small raft made of timber.

Cribnoun

The stomach.

Cribnoun

(slang) A cheat sheet or past test used by students; crib sheet.

Cribverb

(transitive) To place or confine in a crib.

Cribverb

To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.

Cribverb

(transitive) To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.

‘I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.’;

Cribverb

To plagiarize; to copy; to cheat.

Cribverb

(intransitive) To install timber supports, as with cribbing.

Cribverb

To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of.

Cribverb

(Indian English) To complain, to grumble

Cribverb

To crowd together, or to be confined, as if in a crib or in narrow accommodations.

Cribverb

To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind.

Cribnoun

A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.

‘The steer lion at one crib shall meet.’;

Cribnoun

A stall for oxen or other cattle.

‘Where no oxen are, the crib is clean.’;

Cribnoun

A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.

Cribnoun

A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.

Cribnoun

A hovel; a hut; a cottage.

‘Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . . Than in the perfumed chambers of the great?’;

Cribnoun

A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.

Cribnoun

A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; - used for docks, pier, dams, etc.

Cribnoun

A small raft of timber.

Cribnoun

A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons.

‘The Latin version technically called a crib.’; ‘Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by a crib.’;

Cribnoun

A miner's luncheon.

Cribnoun

The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.

Cribverb

To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.

‘If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped.’; ‘Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined.’;

Cribverb

To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton.

‘Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace.’;

Cribverb

To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.

‘Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed.’;

Cribverb

To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.

Cribverb

To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; - said of a horse.

Cribnoun

baby bed with high sides

Cribnoun

a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Cribnoun

a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and discards one or two to make up the crib

Cribverb

use a crib, as in an exam

Cribverb

take unauthorized (intellectual material)

Cribverb

line with beams or planks;

‘crib a construction hole’;

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