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English definition of “noughts and crosses”

noughts and crosses

noun [U]   UK (US tick-tack-toe)
a game played on a piece of paper in which two players write either O or X in a pattern of nine squares. It is won by the first player who places three noughts or three crosses in a straight line.Miscellaneous games and activities
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