Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having six spots, as an insect or a playing-card: as, the six-spot burnet-moth.
  • n. A playing-card with six pips.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips

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Examples

  • Suddenly, there in the viewfinder, was a six-spot burnet moth on the orchid blossoms.

    Country diary: Ardersier

  • In these hot June days, meadow brown and ringlet butterflies, together with six-spot burnet moths, bumblebees and solitary bees and hoverflies, visit the pea family plants of bird's-foot trefoils, melilots, medicks, vetches and clovers.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • The commercials, from ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, broke in early February as part of a six-spot "Smell Like a Man, Man" ad campaign for Old Spice.

    The Battle of the Men's Body Washes

  • The "hole" card was not promising -- it was only a six-spot; but, backing his luck, Smith bet high on it.

    'Me--Smith'

  • A king of diamonds showed first, then a ten-spot and a six-spot of the same suit.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

  • In the tournament opener Friday afternoon, the Sooners hung a six-spot in the home first on the way to a 16-5 rout of Mississippi State.

    OurSports Central Baseball News

  • The Indians put up a six-spot in the fourth inning, half those runs coming on a bases-clearing triple over the right fielder's head by Staub, extending their margin to 11-4.

    The Times Today's News

  • After Hercik had a three-pitch inning in the top half, his mates put up a six-spot.

    Columnist: Stephen Miller

  • Zach Kroenke (1-1) spelled Buckner, but a double, two singles and two walks later, Sacramento put up a six-spot in the frame, building a lead it didn't relinquish and handing Kroenke his first loss of the season.

    Tahoe Daily Tribune - Top Stories

  • Somonauk - which tallied 28 hits on the day - put up a six-spot in each of its first two at-bats before putting up 19 runs in the top of the third inning.

    The Times Today's News

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