Definition of "taw" [taw]

  • To convert (skin) into white leather by mineral tanning, as with alum and salt. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. A large, fancy marble used for shooting. (noun)
  • The line from which a player shoots in marbles. (noun)
  • A game of marbles. (noun)
  • To shoot a marble. (verb-intransitive)

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Use "taw" in a sentence
  • "There was no difficulty about balls, for we decided at once that the most suitable article for us, in the absence of real gutties, was the big white marble which we called a taw, and which was about half the size of an ordinary golf ball, or perhaps a little less than that."
  • "A starting or "taw" line is drawn on the ground and the back stands with his side parallel to it."
  • "The "taw" is a straight line some six or eight feet away."