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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
backgammon- Appears to literally mean "back game," and was first called tables; gammon is the ancestor of game.
See also related terms for tables.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
backgammon[ˈbækˌgæmən] N → backgammon 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] n → backgammon m
to play backgammon → jouer au backgammon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995