halma

noun
hal·​ma | \ ˈhal-mə How to pronounce halma (audio) \

Definition of halma

: a game played on a square board and having rules similar to those of Chinese checkers

First Known Use of halma

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for halma

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

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“Halma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halma. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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