backgammon









backgammon


noun

  1. a game for two persons played on a board having two tables or parts, each marked with 12 points, and with both players having 15 pieces that are moved in accordance with throws of the dice.
  2. a victory at this game, especially one resulting in a tripled score.

verb (used with object)

  1. to defeat at backgammon, especially to win a triple score over.

noun

  1. a game for two people played on a board with pieces moved according to throws of the dice
  2. the most complete form of win in this game
n.

1640s, baggammon, the second element from Middle English gamen, ancestor of game; the first element because pieces are sometimes forced to go “back.” Known 13c.-17c. as tables.

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