noughts and crosses

noughts and crosses

noun (used with a singular verb) British.

  1. tick-tack-toe(def 1).


  1. (functioning as singular) a game in which two players, one using a nought, “O”, the other a cross, “X”, alternately mark one square out of nine formed by two pairs of crossed lines, the winner being the first to get three of his symbols in a rowUS and Canadian term: tick-tack-toe, (US) crisscross

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