Teetotum

A teetotum (or T-totum) is a form of gambling spinning top. It has a polygonal body marked with letters or numbers, which indicate the result of each spin. `TeeToTum` (Tee To Tum) was the name of a sports ground in Stamford Hill, London in the 19th century. The Hackney TeeToTum cricket team played there, and it also hosted athletics events such .....
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Teetotum

• (n.) A child`s toy, somewhat resembling a top, and twirled by the fingers.
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teetotum

spinning top noun a conical child`s plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; `he got a bright red top and string for his birthday`
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Teetotum

Tee·to'tum noun [ For T- totum . It was used for playing games of chance, and was four-sided, one side having the letter T on it, standing for Latin totum all, meaning, take all that is staked, whence the name. The other three sides each had a letter indicating an English or Latin wo...
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Teetotum

A teetotum is a top spun with the fingers, rather than a whip or cord.
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teetotum

form of top having usually 4, 6, 8, or 12 sides marked with distinctive symbols. A teetotum is used for playing games, mostly of the gambling ...
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teetotum

teetotum 1. A toy top spun with the fingers, formerly used in a game of chance. 2. Etymology: from the early 18th century; from Latin totum, 'all' + its initial letter 'T' which was inscribed on one side of the toy.
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