backgame

noun

Definition of backgame

: a strategy in backgammon that aims at hindering the opponent's progress instead of advancing one's own pieces

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First Known Use of backgame

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Backgame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backgame. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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