backgammon

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

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 and Etymology of backgammon

perhaps from 3back + Middle English gamen, game game


First Known Use: circa 1645


BACKGAMMON Defined for English Language Learners

backgammon

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

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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