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English definition of “tic-tac-toe”

tic-tac-toe

noun [U] uk ( also tick-tack-toe)   /ˌtɪk.tækˈtəʊ/ us    /-ˈtoʊ/ US ( UK noughts and crosses)
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 Os or three Xs in a straight line.
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