- 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.
- a victory at this game, especially one resulting in a tripled score.
verb (used with object)
- to defeat at backgammon, especially to win a triple score over.
- a game for two people played on a board with pieces moved according to throws of the dice
- the most complete form of win in this game
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.