backgammon

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

Definition of backgammon

: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

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Origin and Etymology of backgammon

perhaps from 3back + Middle English gamen, game game


BACKGAMMON Defined for English Language Learners

backgammon

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noun

Definition of backgammon for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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