Pronunciation: ( jak'strô"), [key]
1. one of a group of strips of wood or similar objects, as straws or toothpicks, used in the game of jackstraws.
2. jackstraws, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which players compete in picking up, one by one, as many jackstraws as possible without disturbing the heap.
a. a straw-stuffed figure of a man; scarecrow; straw man.
b. an insignificant person.
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