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three-up

  1. (gambling) A gambling game played with three coins.
    c.1880: a low gambling game by tossing up three pennies or other coins and crying to themThe Detectives' Handbook, published in Australia. Quoted in Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI, end of section 3, page 247.

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