noughts and crosses


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noughts and crosses

n
(Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) a game in which two players, one using a nought, "O", the other a cross, "X", alternately mark one square out of nine formed by two pairs of crossed lines, the winner being the first to get three of his or her symbols in a row. US and Canadian term: tick-tack-toe or crisscross (US)

noughts and crosses

tick-tack-toe
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noughts and crosses - a game in which two players alternately put crosses and circles in one of the compartments of a square grid of nine spacesnoughts and crosses - 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
لُعبَة النُّقاط
piškvorky
kryds og bolle
X og O spil, herskip
0/X oyunu

noughts and crosses

nsg (Brit) → tris (giocata segnando "x" e "o" su un quadrato con 9 caselle)

nought

(noːt) noun
1. nothing.
2. (American zero) the figure 0. The number contained five noughts.
noughts and crosses
a game in which the players try to make a line of three noughts or crosses between vertical and horizontal lines.
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What you need: 10 white paper plates, thick coloured marker(s) to draw the noughts and crosses on, coloured tape (or chalk) to make a grid on grass, the patio or the beach
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Play Noughts and Crosses in the usual way, taking turns to place counters in any of the empty squares.
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