backgammon


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back·gam·mon

 (băk′găm′ən)
n.
A board game for two persons, played with pieces whose moves are determined by throws of dice, with the object being to move all of one's pieces to an end point where they are removed from the board. The first player to have no pieces on the board wins.

backgammon

(ˈbækˌɡæmən; bækˈɡæmən)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) a game for two people played on a board with pieces moved according to throws of the dice
2. (Games, other than specified) the most complete form of win in this game
[C17: back1 + gammon, variant of game1]

back•gam•mon

art at back-pedal
(ˈbækˌgæm ən, ˌbækˈgæm-)

n.
a game for two persons in which pieces are moved around a board having two tables or parts, and then removed according to throws of the dice.
[1635–45; back2 + gammon, perhaps akin to game]

backgammon

- Appears to literally mean "back game," and was first called tables; gammon is the ancestor of game.
See also related terms for tables.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backgammon - a board game for two playersbackgammon - a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
Translations
табла
backgammon
vrhcáby
backgammon
backgammon
backgammon
שש בש
ostábla
バックギャモン
nerdiludium
backgammon
backgammon

backgammon

[ˈbækˌgæmən] Nbackgammon m

backgammon

[bækˈgæmən ˈbækgæmən] nbackgammon m
to play backgammon → jouer au backgammon

backgammon

[bækˈgæmən] nbackgammon m, tavola reale
References in classic literature ?
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.
Emma spared no exertions to maintain this happier flow of ideas, and hoped, by the help of backgammon, to get her father tolerably through the evening, and be attacked by no regrets but her own.
No; I am going to play backgammon with you, if you like," said the Doctor.
Many persons envied the quiet existence of this old bachelor, spent on whist, boston, backgammon, reversi, and piquet, all well played, on dinners well digested, snuff gracefully inhaled, and tranquil walks about the town.
Bennet, he offered himself as his antagonist at backgammon.
When he was sober he used to be fond of playing backgammon and draughts with me, and he would make me his representative both with the servants and with the tradespeople, so that by the time that I was sixteen I was quite master of the house.
I was sufficiently engaged during the remainder of the evening in taking my first lesson in backgammon from Mr.
They preferred to have tea by themselves, and after tea they played backgammon.
Get Dorothea to play backgammon with you in the evenings.
You were playing backgammon the other day with one of the officers.
At home we sat and talked quietly of old times, or played at backgammon and dominoes--and so, for a few happy days, led the peaceful unadventurous life which was good for me.
He and the vicar had run up a sudden friendship, on the strength of their common enthusiasm for the old-fashioned game of backgammon.