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See also: Backgammon

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from back + Middle English gamen, from Old English gamen (amusement, game).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ʹbākgāmōn, IPA(key): /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/

NounEdit

 
A backgammon board shown in starting position.

backgammon (uncountable)

  1. A board game for two players in which each has 15 stones which move between 24 triangular points according to the roll of a pair of dice; the object is to move all of one's pieces around, and bear them off the board.
  2. (backgammon) A victory in the game when the loser has not borne off a stone, and still has one or more stones in the winner's inner home row or on the bar.

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VerbEdit

backgammon (third-person singular simple present backgammons, present participle backgammoning, simple past and past participle backgammoned)

  1. To win at a backgammon game with the opponent having one or more pieces in the winner’s inner home row or on the bar.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English backgammon.

NounEdit

backgammon m (uncountable)

  1. backgammon (board game)

FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English backgammon.

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NounEdit

backgammon m (uncountable)

  1. backgammon

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English backgammon.

NounEdit

backgammon m (invariable)

  1. backgammon

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