1. (noun) knucklebones, fivestones, jacks - a traditional game very similar to knucklebones, usually played with five stones. In the traditional Māori game the main stone, or jack, that is thrown up is called hai, the others kaimahi.
Mā te tiro me te tāwhai i ētahi atu, ka ako te tamariki ki ngā mahi māra, kohi mātaitai hoki. Ka ako hoki ki te whakarere manu aute me te kaimakamaka (Te Ara 2015). / By watching and imitating others, children learnt gardening and gathering seafood. They also learnt to fly kites and knuckle bones.