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tick-tack-toealso tick·tack·toe (tĭk′tăk′tō′)
Variants of tic-tac-toe.
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(Games, other than specified) US and Canadian 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 symbols in a row. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): noughts and crosses
[C19: from ticktack (meaning: an obsolete variety of backgammon)]
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or tic-tac-toe(ˌtɪk tækˈtoʊ)
a simple game, played on a grid with nine compartments, in which one player marking X's and one marking O's take turns filling the grid until one has placed three markers in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row.
[1865–70; imitative of sound, as of bringing a pencil down on slate; see ticktack]
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|Noun||1.||tick-tack-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
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