browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
backgammon

more about backgammon

backgammon


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backgammon  \Back"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 
  ``board''  marked  off  into  twenty-four  spaces  called 
  ``points''.  Each  player  has  fifteen  pieces,  or  ``men'',  the 
  movements  of  which  from  point  to  point  are  determined  by 
  throwing  dice.  Formerly  called  tables. 
 
  {Backgammon  board},  a  board  for  playing  backgammon,  often 
  made  in  the  form  of  two  rectangular  trays  hinged  together, 
  each  tray  containing  two  ``tables''. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backgammon  \Back"gam`mon\,  v.  i. 
  In  the  game  of  backgammon,  to  beat  by  ending  the  game  before 
  the  loser  is  clear  of  his  first  ``table''. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backgammon 
  n  :  a  board  game  for  two  players;  pieces  move  according  to 
  throws  of  the  dice 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  backgammon  See  {bignum}  (sense  3),  {moby}  (sense  4),  and 
  {pseudoprime}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  backgammon 
 
  See  {bignum},  {moby},  {pseudoprime}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




more about backgammon