Meaning of “backgammon” in the English Dictionary


"backgammon" in English

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backgammonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/ us /ˈbæk.ɡæm.ən/

Examples from literature

  • Chess, backgammon, and whist, completed the variety of our evening pastimes. 
  • He found him in the drawing-room, still playing backgammon with Lady Laura. 
  • If you only understood its points, backgammon is really an excellent game. 
  • Our evenings were spent playing cards or backgammon or listening to the chatter of our host by the fireside. 
  • The captain was just sitting down to a game of backgammon. 

(Definition of “backgammon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backgammon" in American English

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backgammonnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbækˌɡæm·ən/

a game for two players in which the winner is the first to move his or her pieces around a special board

(Definition of “backgammon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)