backgammon ack`gam"mon, v. t. In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first ``table''. When played for betting purposes, the winner in such a case scores three times the wagered amount. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Backgammon — A backgammon set, consisting of a board, two sets of 15 checkers, two pairs of dice, a doubling cube, and dice cups Years active Approximately 5,000 years ago to present Genre(s) Board game, dice game …   Wikipedia

  • Backgammon — jeu de société Position de départ Ce jeu appartient au domaine public Format tablier Mécanisme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Backgammon — Jugadores 2 Edades 5+ Preparación 10–30 s Duración 5–30 min …   Wikipedia Español

  • backgammon — [ bakgamɔn ] n. m. • 1824; du moy. angl. gamen (game « jeu ») et back « en arrière » ♦ Anglic. Jeu de dés très proche du jacquet et du trictrac. ● backgammon nom masculin (anglais backgammon) Jeu très proche du jacquet et du trictrac. backgammon… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • backgammon — ack gam mon, n. [Origin unknown; perhaps fr. Dan. bakke tray + E. game; or very likely the first part is from E. back, adv., and the game is so called because the men are often set back.] A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Backgammon — er et Brætspil, der spilles af to spillere og består af 1 spillebræt, 2 x 15 brikker, 2 terninger (eventuelt 2 terninger til hver spiller) samt en satsningsterning. Regler Hver spiller har 15 brikker hver. Opstilling: 10 2 brikker på Række 1 til… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • backgammon — 1640s, baggammon, the second element from M.E. gamen, ancestor of GAME (Cf. game); the first element because pieces are sometimes forced to go back. Known 13c. 17c. as tables …   Etymology dictionary

  • backgammon — /bekˈɡɛmon, ingl. ˌbækˈɡæmən/ [vc. ingl., comp. di back «indietro» e gammon «gioco»] s. m. inv. tavola reale, tric trac, sbaraglino …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • backgammon — ► NOUN ▪ a board game in which two players move their pieces around triangular points according to the throw of dice. ORIGIN from BACK(Cf. ↑backless) + an Old English word meaning «game» …   English terms dictionary

  • backgammon — [bak′gam΄ən] n. [ BACK1 + GAMMON2] a game played on a special board by two people: each has fifteen pieces, which are moved according to the throw of dice …   English World dictionary

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