hal·​ma ˈhal-mə How to pronounce halma (audio)
: a game played on a square board and having rules similar to those of Chinese checkers

Word History


Greek, leap, from hallesthai to leap — more at sally

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of halma was in 1889

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“Halma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halma. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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