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shell game


1 shell game

A swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under.

synonym: thimblerig.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: balletje-balletje

Moby thesaurus: bingo, boiler room, bucket shop, bunco game, card games, chuck and toss, chuck farthing, chuck-a-luck, con game, confidence game, crack-loo, crap game, crap shooting, craps, fan-tan, goldbrick, hazard, horse racing, keno, lotto ... show more.

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