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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.

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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]
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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]
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backgammon

- Appears to literally mean "back game," and was first called tables; gammon is the ancestor of game.
See also related terms for tables.
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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
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Translations
табла
backgammon
vrhcáby
backgammon
backgammon
backgammon
שש בש
ostábla
バックギャモン
nerdiludium
backgammon
backgammon

backgammon

[ˈbækˌgæmən] Nbackgammon m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

backgammon

[bækˈgæmən ˈbækgæmən] nbackgammon m
to play backgammon → jouer au backgammon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

backgammon

[bækˈgæmən] nbackgammon m, tavola reale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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(152) Procedural justice, as it is conceived in this Paper, refers to a presumption inherent in the Crawford rule that if a defendant is afforded an opportunity to cross-examine on all testimonial statements, then justice has been done.
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