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tick-tack-toealso tick·tack·toe (tĭk′tăk′tō′)
Variants of tic-tac-toe.
tic-tac-toealso tick-tack-toe or tick·tack·toe (tĭk′tăk′tō′)
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.]
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|Noun||1.||ticktacktoe - 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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