AskDefine | Define clabber

Dictionary Definition

clabber n : raw milk that has soured and thickened v : turn into curds; "curdled milk" [syn: curdle, clot] [ant: homogenize, homogenize, homogenize]

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Alternative spellings


From clàbar or clábar.



  1. sour or curdled milk
  2. wet clay or mud


  1. to sour or curdle milk

Extensive Definition

Clabber is a card game similar to euchre and hearts. It is played using 24 of the standard 52 cards in a deck: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, Nine of each of the suits Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades.
Clabber is a popular game in the areas of southern Indiana near Evansville.

How to play

Clabber is usually played by four players in fixed partnerships


Trump Suit

  • Jack 20 points
  • Nine 14 points
  • Ace 11 points
  • Ten 10 points
  • King 4 points
  • Queen 3 points

Non-trump suits

  • Ace 11 points
  • Ten 10 points
  • King 4 points
  • Queen 3 points
  • Jack 2 points
  • Nine 0 point

In melds

  • Ace
  • King
  • Queen
  • Jack
  • Ten
  • Nine
The team that wins the last trick scores an extra 10 points. There are a total of 162 points to be played for, not counting melds.

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