1. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables.
2. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been left in the lurch.
"Lady --- has cried her eyes out on losing a lurch." -- Walpole.
To leave one in the lurch
(a) In the game of cribbage, to leave one's adversary so far behind that the game is won before he has scored thirty-one. (b) To leave one behind; hence, to abandon, or fail to stand by, a person in a difficulty. Denham.
"But though thou'rt of a different church, I will not leave thee in the lurch." -- Hudibras.