two-up


two-up
A gambling game. Two coins are tossed in the air and bets placed on a showing of two heads or two tails. The two coins are placed tails up on a flat board called the kip. The ring-keeper (the person in charge of the two-up ring) calls come in spinner, and the spinner tosses the coins. First recorded 1854.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • Two Up — Australische Soldaten beim Two Up Spiel während des Ersten Weltkriegs an der Front bei Ypern, 23. Dezember 1917, Australian War Memorial Museum Two up oder Swy (nach dem deutschen Wort zwei ), ist ein aus Australien stammendes Glücksspiel, es ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • two — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English twa, two, from Old English twā (feminine & neuter); akin to Old English twēgen two (masculine), tū (neuter), Old High German zwēne, Latin duo, Greek dyo Date: before 12th century 1. being one more than one… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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