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backgammon

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noun back·gam·mon \ˈbak-ˌga-mən, ˌbak-ˈ\

Simple Definition of backgammon

  • : a board game for two players in which the players throw dice and try to move all of their pieces around and off the board

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of backgammon

  1. :  a board game played with dice and counters in which players try to be the first to gather their pieces into one corner and then systematically remove them from the board

Origin of backgammon

perhaps from 3back + Middle English gamen, game game


First Known Use: circa 1645

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