ticktacktoe


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tick-tack-toe

also tick·tack·toe  (tĭk′tăk′tō′)
n.
Variants of tic-tac-toe.

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tic-tac-toe

tic-tac-toe

also tick-tack-toe or tick·tack·toe  (tĭk′tăk′tō′)
n.
A game played by two people, each trying to make a line of three X's or three O's in a boxlike figure with nine spaces.

[Probably imitative of the sounds of the original children's game, in which players brought pencils down on a numbered slate with their eyes shut.]
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Noun1.ticktacktoe - a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spacesticktacktoe - a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spaces; the object is to get a row of three crosses or three circles before the opponent does
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
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In "Jam, Hot and Other Games" (Chapter 16 in [G75]) Gardner recounts a word version of ticktacktoe by Canadian mathematician Leo Moser, who called it "Hot".
His old kit bag, the little book of military prayers, and the strip of brass that held his buttons while he polished them all found their way into my suitcase of war memorabilia, plus one discarded eye patch and a tinted postcard of Roubaix framed in a double cross shaped like a ticktacktoe.