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.]

tic-tac-toe

n
(Games, other than specified) a variant of tick-tack-toe
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tic-tac-toe - a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spacestic-tac-toe - 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
Translations

tic-tac-toe

[ˌtɪktækˈtəʊ] N (US) → tres m en raya
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