Meaning of “cat's cradle” in the English Dictionary

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"cat's cradle" in British English

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cat's cradlenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌkæts ˈkreɪ.dəl/ us /ˌkæts ˈkreɪ.dəl/

in children's games, a special pattern or series of patterns made by wrapping string around the fingers of both hands

(Definition of “cat's cradle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)