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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.
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]
art at back-pedal(ˈbækˌgæm ən, ˌbækˈgæm-)
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.
backgammon- Appears to literally mean "back game," and was first called tables; gammon is the ancestor of game.
See also related terms for tables.
backgammon[ˈbækˌgæmən] N → backgammon m
backgammon[bækˈgæmən ˈbækgæmən] n → backgammon m
to play backgammon → jouer au backgammon