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backgammon

noun [U] uk   /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/ us  
a game for two people in which you throw dice and move circular pieces around a special board with a pattern of narrow triangles
Translations of “backgammon”
in Chinese (Traditional) 西洋雙陸棋,十五子棋戲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 西洋双陆棋,十五子棋戏…
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